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AARP President Marie Smith

By Sylvia Maria Gross

Kansas City, MO – When Marie Smith became president of American Association of Retired Persons last year, she knew she would be addressing the issue of social security. But no one at the AARP expected it would be at the top of President George Bush's national agenda for so long. Smith was in town for the past few days to explain the AARP's position at forums in Overland Park, Wichita and Kansas City Missouri. Though she disagrees with the administration's proposal, Marie Smith told KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross that she is glad Bush initiated the discussion.

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