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Thursday, February 03, 2005

White House ignores my problem 

The Bush/Cheney '04 campaign is still sending me the campaign news I signed up for. I just received this from Ken Mehlman,

President Bush is committed to keeping the promise of Social Security for today's seniors while strengthening Social Security for our children. In his State of the Union speech speech the President discussed his plan to save Social Security for younger workers by allowing them the choice to set aside portions of their salary in personal accounts so they can start creating their own nest egg for retirement. The Social Security benefits for those at or near retirement will not change.

I don't disagree with anything mentioned in it: Although supporters of this particular plan do not assert this plan will necessarily result in greater benefits for younger workers, some sort of choice about a private account may work out great for future generations without affecting seniors. My objection concerns those unmentioned: those of us in generations between "our children" and current seniors.

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