Russert asks: Is Clinton being inconsistent on Social Security?

"No -- In the context of that, all of these would be considered. Personally, I do not want to balance Social Security on the backs of seniors and Middle Class families. I am not going to be advocating any specific fix until I'm approaching fiscal responsibilities."

"I think to act like Social Security is in crisis is a Republican talking point."

Again, Russert confronts her with the words of her husband: he called Soc. Sec a "looming crisis" in '98... although the fiscal condition was much different.

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