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Social Security Changes Course on Old Debts

Just days ago, news broke that the Social Security Administration was moving to collect on old debts by seizing tax refunds--including in some cases those of relatives. But on Monday, it was announced that Social Security would not collect on taxpayer debts owed the government that are older than 10 years. The Washington Post's Marc Fisher, the reporter who broke the original collection story, joins Kojo to explore what it means for all taxpayers.

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