November 23, 2004

Where are my benefits!

More on Social Security. From the new New York Times/CBS poll:
On Social Security, 45 percent said a proposal to permit people to invest their Social Security withholding money in private accounts was a bad idea; 49 percent said it was a good idea. The poll also found little confidence among Americans that Mr. Bush would assure the future solvency of the program: 51 percent said that Mr. Bush was unlikely to "make sure Social Security benefits are there for people like me."
That last clause is a stunner—51 percent? Now the Democrats ought to harp on the fact that fixing Social Security will involve some tough choices, that there's no "free lunch" in privatization, and then we can start talking about better ways to fix the system.
-- Brad Plumer 12:01 AM || ||