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Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, March 1, 2012

03/01/12 10:23AM

A BIG DAY'S COMINGBY GAIL COLLINSNEW YORK TIMESThe basic answer to fixing the long-term Social Security imbalance is just to eliminate the payroll tax cap, which currently exempts all income over $110,100 a year. Do that, and you have solved the problem. Politically speaking, you would probably have to agree to mix a limited tax increase with one of the fixes desired by fiscal conservatives, like reducing benefits for the wealthy, or changing the cost-of-living adjustment or, yeah, raising the retirement age a little. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, March 1

03/01/12 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Two NATO troops killed by two Afghans who open fire 'indiscriminately'Kuwait lawmakers back Syrian rebel armyGoogle to dig deeper into users' livesIn 'historic' soccer match, US beats Italy for first time in 78 yearsSantorum looks to beat back perceptionsBernanke strikes cautious tone amid signs economic recovery acceleratingMitt Romney backtracks on comment opposing Blunt AmendmentDavid Dreier retirement: California congressman will not run for re-election read more

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