Democratic National Committee Chairman and former presidential candidate Howard Dean said his party won't come to the table to discuss Social Security reform unless President Bush removes his controversial private accounts from debate.

Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, Dean compared the idea of allowing workers to invest a portion of their Social Security tax into a mix of stock and bond funds tantamount to putting their life savings into the hands of the people who brought down Enron. Dean, who is charged with raising campaign money for the Democratic party's challenges for the mid-term elections in 2006 and the presidency in 2008, accused Bush of mixing Social Security reform with party ideology, a reference to the president's vision of an "ownership society."

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