Cover Story Sidebar | In his State of the Union speech, President Bush was like the
lookout man on the Titanic who yelled, "Iceberg, right ahead!"
Unless Washington acts soon, he said, Social Security will begin
sinking in 2018. In their responses, Democratic leaders have
sounded more like the Titanic's owners, who insisted that the
massive steamer was unsinkable. Social Security will stay afloat
for at least another four decades, they said, and probably even
longer. Who is correct, then? President Bush chose