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Sen. Craig Thomas (R) of Wyoming bailing out?

From the <$NoAd$>Jackson Hole News & Guide

Wyoming’s senior U.S. senator says the federal government must do something to change Social Security, but he is hesitant to embrace a plan for personal savings accounts put forth by the Bush administration.

Sen. Craig Thomas, R-Wyo., said the federal government may not be “financially able” to take on the expense of the private savings plan, which he pegged at $2 trillion. Thomas said it does not make good financial sense to reduce the amount of money flowing into the Social Security trust fund at a time when payouts to baby boomers are projected to increase.

“I’m willing to talk about it, but I’m not persuaded at this point,” Thomas said Thursday during a meeting with News&Guide reporters.

I’m not sure we would have predicted Thomas for the Caucus. But he’s number 6.

(ed.note: Thanks to TPM Reader JA for keeping us up-to-date on what’s going down in the Equality State.)

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