CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 05, 1981
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(Studio) Some said believing Reagan administration accentuates negative in with regard to Social Security.
REPORTER: Phil Jones
(Lexington, Massachusetts) Data Resources prediction for United States economy said altered by Social Security administration to make future seem bleaker. [Joseph KASPUTYS - says altered figures should not be used to justify cuts in Social Security benefits.] [Social Security Commissioner John SVAHN - wants to assure integrity of trust fund and keep basic benefit structure, to do which pessimistic assumptions were used.] Data Resources figures and Social Security figures for economy contrasted. [KASPUTYS - says Social Security administration being too conservative.] House Ways and Means Committee member quoted with regard to Social Security being told to be pessimistic, avoiding rosy outlook.
REPORTER: Chris Kelley
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