Democratic Social Security Rally
Some high-profile Democrats are coming to Rhode Island this weekend. The occasion: a rally to drum up political support for social security tax increases and/or benefit cuts targeted to impact younger citizens, the only programs the Democrats support. Will anyone at the rally ask what younger voters will be getting in return for being forced to give up more in order to receive less?
Interestingly, the original post that I linked to announcing the rally has disappeared from the rifuture.org website. Here’s a link to the “Ocean State Action” website with an announcement about the rally (at the moment).
Also interesting, here (at the moment) is Ocean State Action’s final statement on social security reform.
Congress should keep the promise of Social Security and take the small, common sense measures necessary to keep Social Security healthy without benefit cuts, risky private accounts or borrowing.(The boldface is in the original). Over the next few months, expect “common sense measures” to become codewords for tax increases and benefit cuts targeted against younger citizens.