(Column authored by Chris Ingram, originally published November 9, 2004 by United Press International)

Now that the election has passed and the candidates for president and congressional candidates from both parties have avoided talking about most of the critical issues facing United States, perhaps Congress and the president will work to address several looming crises.

The most over-spun but under-addressed issue is of course Social Security. Often called the “third rail” of U.S. politics, no candidates — Republican or Democrat — prior to the 2000 election showed the spine, will, or fortitude to tackle this Continue reading “Outside View: GOP fiscally suspect”

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