AARP chief executive Bill Novelli says his organization's No. 1 mission is to defeat the proposed privatization of Social Security, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

"We're dead set against creating private accounts," said Novelli, whose 35.5 million-member seniors group just concluded a $5 million print ad campaign against diverting Social Security taxes into private accounts, one of the major initiatives of the Bush Administration's second term.

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