Insuring America

February 2005
New Republic;2/28/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 7, p9
Comments on the values surrounding the debate for U.S. Social Security reform. Observation that the reasons for Social Security privatization are value-based more than financially-based; Benefits of privatization, as argued by U.S. President George W. Bush, which include patriotism and independence; Observation that investing private accounts in large, multinational corporations would just as likely undercut U.S. interests, and thus would not be patriotic; Poll showing that seniors overwhelmingly oppose Bush's plans, even though those plans would not affect them.


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