Wednesday, June 01, 2005

New Poll Offers Hope For Social Security Reform

Anyone who reads me regularly, which puts you in a very exclusive club, very exclusive, anyway, those people know that I think opposition to Bush's current social security reform package is ridiculous. If anything, Bush's plan doesn't offer us enough freedom to invest and save in personal accounts.

I do not hold much hope that the plan will ever see a real vote in Congress. A new Cato Institute poll run by Zogby, however, does give me a glimmer of hope.
"The poll by independent pollster John Zogby for the Cato Institute, which is
being released today, found that when voters understood the benefits of personal
investment accounts, including a better financial rate of return than the
current system, the Bush plan was supported by 52 percent of Americans and
opposed by 40 percent."

Let's hope that the President sees this and keeps pushing.


At 1:20 PM, Blogger Masked MenaceĀ© said...

It'll last until someone starts yelling again about what happens if they make bad choices and they don't have enough SS when the "need" it. We can't let them suffer from their own mistakes.

After all, when Clinton came out and said that we were too stupid to control our own money ("we could give that money back to you, but you may not use it right") he got applauds.


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