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Area Congressman Meets with President about Social Security

By Mark Scott

Washington, DC – 29th District Congressman Randy Kuhl met with President Bush Thursday to learn more about the President's ideas for reforming Social Security.

Kuhl described it as an "informational briefing." The President supports the creation of personal retirement accounts for younger workers. Critics say it's an attempt to privatize the system. Kuhl said he's not taking a stance yet on personal accounts.

"I'm waiting for the plan to be developed to see whether or not that's a part of it. It may not be," Kuhl said. "We may be able to solve the problem some other way that doesn't get into the political arguments that seem to be developing in the House and among the opposition."

Kuhl said he told the President that the constituents he represents in the 29th district believe there is a problem with Social Security.