Thursday, May 25, 2006

Now it is time to worry about Social Security?

Finally it is beginning to dawn on people that we have a serious problem with Social Security. I just read a story in USA Today called "Retiree Benefits grow into a 'monster' . Well, duh. Of course it is a problem.

A year ago, when the President was talking about taking on one of the "monster" problems, Social Security, there was wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Democrats. "Don't touch Social Security!", they said.

''We will not allow this proud achievement of the New Deal to become a raw deal for the American people," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, told the crowd of several hundred people. ''Social Security is sacred ground."

here is another Democrat-

On the eve of the 70th anniversary of Social Security, a Colorado congressman warned against President Bush's proposed changes to the national program, saying the president's plan was a "false solution" to a "fabricated crisis."

"For 70 years, Social Security has never failed to pay a promised benefit to seniors or people with disabilities -- it has never been a day late or a dollar short," Rep. John Salazar told the nation Saturday in the Democratic Party's weekly radio address. "The plan he (Bush) is offering won't even come close to putting the program on solid financial footing."

Apparently, a year later, folks are beginning to realize that this is no "fabricated crisis".

Last year, our Congressman Paul Ryan and President Bush spent most of the year proposing a solution to the "fabricated crisis". They were met with a brick wall from the Democrats and even a few Republicans.

It is time to get to start talking again about fixing the Social Security crisis. Despite what the Democrats told us a year ago, Social Security is in crisis.

Social Security was in crisis a year ago, it was in crisis 10 years ago and the crisis will not be fixed without some leadership.

I would like to challenge my congressman, Paul Ryan, to pick up the gauntlet again and run with it. Perhaps the people will start to listen now. Social Security reform needs to happen quickly.

Congressman Ryan has been at the forefront in the battle over Social Security reform and I will continue to support him 100% on Social Security reform.

We need Congressman Ryan and President Bush to lead again on Social Security reform.

For more on Social Security reform, visit the website of Congressman Ryan. You can also find more on the website of Freedom Works.


Cameron said...

Keep hammering away, Kathy!

BBG said...

KUDOS to our Congressman Paul Ryan. Once again we find Paul out front on one of the most important issues facing us today.

Every time you checkout Paul you find he is leading with commonsense.

Now to the issue. We need more than the band aid fix the liberals have been tryinbg to do for years. As usual they have NO plan other than stick their head inthe sand and hope it goes away.

Oh they do have ONE plan. It's the same plan they have for everything.

RAISE TAXES. grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

jeff said...

Does anyone have any numbers on the 'suspense fund'---monies collected by Social Security which cannot be connected to any legal worker? I heard a figure at the LULAC Immigration Summit yesterday that it amounts to $7 Billion a year that is just sitting there and not a part of the Social Security funds being used to pay benefits.