Bill Nelson introduced a social security "sense of the Senate amendment", which read in its entirety:
It is the sense of the Senate that Congress should reject any Social Security plan that requires deep benefit cuts or a massive increase in debt.
Rather unremarkable, except that in addition to all 44 Dems and Jeffords, the amendment also garnered votes
from five Republicans -- Collins, Snowe, Dewine, Specter, and Graham.
In other words, five Republicans are now on record as opposing any social security plan that would would either add to the deficit or would cut benefits.
Bush's plan is dead.
Update: As noted in the comments, the GOP (with five exceptions) just voted for deep social security cuts and massive debt. Start cutting the ads!
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