MITT ROMNEY’S Social Security blunder.
You’ve probably read by now Mitt Romney adviser Stuart Stevens’ gleeful email to Ben Smith – and might I add that there is something unseemly about an ostensible Republican using Politico for what is essentially an internal debate? – crowing over Governor Rick Perry’s rather sensible observation that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme: He has lost. No federal candidate has ever won on the | Read More »
The Hill: No SS reform from Obama administration.
OK, that’s not the title of the piece. The title of the piece is “Social Security reform splits White House political, economic teams.” I’m merely providing a translation from the original Beltwayese. The problem is this: somebody told The Hill that Obama’s advisers are broken up into two groups. The first group consists of the financial people, who are patiently explaining that Social Security is | Read More »
Half of the country wants out of Social Security.
49% want the chance to opt out, 37% don’t. This was the sentence that jumped out at me: A majority of voters under 50 say workers should be allowed to opt out. A plurality of those over 50 disagree. Speaking as a voter under 50, let me say that both the under-50 and the over-50 positions make perfect sense. I’ve been putting money into Social | Read More »