"We're not saying don't ever deal with Social Security, but you don't have to create a crisis," he said. "This [House] rule creates a crisis, and that's not the way to handle Social Security."
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"I think Romney trying to assure current beneficiaries he would not impact them, that it would be prospective," Mr. Richtman said. "I have a feeling that's why he's less scary than some of the others."
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