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AARP’s CEO A. Barry Rand released a statement Friday, saying the group’s position on Social Security hasn’t changed, despite media reports that it no longer opposes cuts to Social Security benefits.

A June 17 Wall Street Journal article reported AARP had dropped its longstanding opposition to cutting Social Security benefits, but it hadn’t made discussions on that decision public. Though AARP had championed an effort to kill former President George W. Bush’s plan for partial privatization of the entitlement program, WSJ reports, the group concedes that change is inevitable.

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