Social Security Stakes-Analysis

In this Aug. 5, 2010 photo, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., briefs reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama's call for Congress to slow the rise in Social Security benefits is causing consternation inside both political parties. "I made a promise to the people of Rhode Island that I would always oppose cuts to Social Security, and I'm going to keep that promise," said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat so politically secure that he won re-election last fall by a margin of nearly 2-1 over his rival, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
In this Aug. 5, 2010 photo, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., briefs reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama's call for Congress to slow the rise in Social Security benefits is causing consternation inside both political parties. "I made a promise to the people of Rhode Island that I would always oppose cuts to Social Security, and I'm going to keep that promise," said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat so politically secure that he won re-election last fall by a margin of nearly 2-1 over his rival, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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