Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Reforming Social Security

You'll hear (and read) a bunch about the privatication of Social Security. As I said here, that's actually a misnomer. Many are still referring to it as a privatization effort and will continue to do so. The Lefty Loons are bleating louder and louder that it will wreck the current system leaving old folk starving and homeless and . . .

And now AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, has joined in the spreading of disinformation, coming out against it without bothering to wait until any actual debate has occurred or the plan has been developed.

It is a cause of dismay, if not outright sadness. Young people, by and large, just can't seem to get worked up about matters political. That's too bad, because they might be interested in knowing that one of America's largest and most effective lobbying organizations has just declared war on them. The AARP has now decided that it's going to fight any effort by President Bush to privatize, even partially, that debacle known as Social Security. If younger
Americans had any idea what was happening to them here they would demanding change. If young Americans truly had a handle on the future, and on the fact that they will one day reach that magic age when they stop working and live on their retirement income, they would be marching on DC and occupying congressional offices until change was made.
Neal Boortz had quite a bit more to say, including information that the AARP either didn't bother to find out about or didn't want its membership to know when it declared war on younger Americans.

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