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Bush Social Security Privatization Plan Losing Support

So this is good news from the Washington Post. The more people see of the President's plan for Social Security "reform," the less they like it. The more they see it -- accurately I believe -- as a weakening of Social Security, and a weakening of our responsibility to honor and support to the elderly.

We need to keep the pressure up and strong to reform but not privatize Social Secuirty. Two great sites to encourage activism:

There is No Crisis and the AARP.

"Social Security Vote May Be Delayed
Critics Could Force Proposal to Change

The Senate's top Republican said yesterday that President Bush's bid to restructure Social Security may have to wait until next year and might not involve the individual accounts the White House has been pushing hard.

The comments of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), made as GOP lawmakers returned from a week of trying to sell the plan to voters, underscored the challenge facing the White House, especially in light of unbroken Democratic opposition.

"In terms of whether it will be a week, a month, six months or a year, as to when we bring something to the floor, it's just too early," Frist said.

Frist is reluctant to put off a vote until 2006, when lawmakers will be focused on midterm congressional elections and the atmosphere will be more politically charged, aides said. But with polls showing widespread skepticism of Bush's proposal and some Republicans opposed to the approach, GOP leaders signaled yesterday that they may have no choice but to put off action."
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