- Social Security: is it in trouble?
The future of the Social Security system is the subject of political debate and financial controversy. What are the underlying principles and how does Social Security currently work? What lies ahead?11:00 a.m.
Henry Aaron: Senior fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution. Founding member and chair of the board of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Former economics professor at University of Maryland. Assistant Secretary of HEW in the Carter administration. Author of numerous publications, including "Countdown to Reform: The Great Social Security Debate" and "Can America Afford to Grow Old?"
- The CNN/Tea Party GOP presidential debate
Eight Republican candidates for president in 2012 debated the major issues in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 12, 2011. The debate was sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express. Hear the entire debate on MPR's Midday program.12:00 p.m.
Michele Bachmann: US Representative (R-Minn.)
Newt Gingrich: Former US Speaker of the House (R-Georgia)
Rick Perry: Governor of Texas
Mitt Romney: Former Governor of Massachusetts
Herman Cain: Former CEO of Godfather's Pizza
Jon Huntsman: Former Governor of Utah. Former US Ambassador to China.
Rick Santorum: Former US Senator (R-Penn.)
Ron Paul: US Representative (R-Texas)
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