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Top Senate Democrat proposes Social Security panel

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s number two Democrat said Wednesday that he is preparing a plan to create a commission to study Social Security’s fiscal problems and send a proposed solution to Congress for guaranteed votes in both the House and Senate.

Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin said he has bipartisan backing for the idea, which is patterned after President Obama’s 2010 deficit commission.

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