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2000: The Future of Social Security in America

American Politics and Policy

Public Policy Forum
The Future of Social Security in America
Monday, May 1, 2000

Mark Sanford
Governor of South Carolina

Mark Sanford, South Carolina Governor and former representative of the State of South Carolina, was first elected to the House in 1994, and has worked to effect change in Social Security, limit government and create a "citizen" Congress, and now a state run on similar principles. He is a 1983 graduate of Furman and received an M.B.A. degree from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. A native of Beaufort, he has been serving as South Carolina's Governor since January 15 of 2003.

John Spratt
Representative of South Carolina

John Spratt, a native of York, has represented South Carolina's 5th District in the US House of Representatives since1983. He is the Ranking Member on the House Budget Committee as well as a senior member of the National Security Committee. He was also a key negotiator of the Balanced Budget Agreement. He graduated from Davidson College in 1964 and won a Marshall Scholarship to Oxford University, where he studied economics and political science.