Washington -- With President Bush's proposals to revamp the Social Security program drawing heavy criticism from Democrats -- and even from select members of the GOP -- the administration has taken umbrage at the AFL-CIO's opposition to reform plans for the wheezing 70-year-old program.

In a warning letter to the federation, the Department of Labor voiced concern that the union's pension funds may be in legal violation by spending members' money to voice its position on the current Social Security debate.

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