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2008-09-06_183725_Opposing_Viewpoints_Anti_Social_Security_Reform

2008-09-06_183725_Opposing_Viewpoints_Anti_Social_Security_Reform

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-1 Provide the title of the source. The Sky Isn't Falling - It's a Phony Crisis. Provide the source citation. Locate the citation by clicking on the Source Citation link at the top of the page when viewing the source. Weisbrot, M. (2000). The Sky Isn't Falling-- It's a Phony Crisis. The Washington Spectator, March 15, 2000, with permission. Identify the principal issue presented by the source. Weisbrot argues that, despite calls to the contrary, the Social Security system is healthy and sustainable. Identify any examples of bias presented by the author. If none exist, explain how you determined this. There can be no doubt that Weisbrot is committed to his belief that Social Security is not in trouble and that its only problem is the alarm created by its critics, whom he refers to in negative terms. Identify any areas that are vague or ambiguous. If none exist, explain how you determined this. Weisbrot states that "increasing revenues" may be needed to fund Social Security in the future and says wages would not be greatly affected. However, he fails to support this claim and does no provide any resources or explanations that support his view. He repeats this when he alludes to the fact that "at some point" Social Security may need additional funding, a central point to his argument and that of the opposing camp, but he does not indicate how much revenue nor when it would be needed. Also, at the end of his article the author states that Americans need to focus on "real" problems like poverty, health insurance, and others and then says that nations similar to the U.S. do not have these problems. This assertion fails to consider that even similar nations may have very
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