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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 2, 2005

Fact Sheet: Strengthening Social Security for Rural America

Today's Presidential Action

Today, The President Visited Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Where He Discussed The Importance Of Social Security Reform For Rural America. President Bush stressed the need to reform Social Security to ensure its fundamental promise is kept and no American who works a full lifetime retires into poverty.

Background: Strengthening The Social Security Safety Net For Rural America

Low-Wage Rural Workers And Farmers Need Social Security Reform That Offers Higher Rates Of Return, Ownership, And Inheritability.

The President's Proposal Will Protect Future Generations Who Depend On Social Security The Most And Will Provide Higher Benefits Than The Current System Can Afford To Pay.

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