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Monday, January 31, 2005
This is one of the most important fights of our generation
The war on terrorism is the most important issue facing America and the world today.
But second to that on a Domestic front is saving Social Security, and by that I mean really saving it, not the way Republicans use that word. Social Security is the most successful federal program ever invented. Before it approximately half of senior citizens lived in poverty. It was created as a safeguard, to ensure that seniors had a minimum level of income in their retirement, in addition to any pension, 401k or private savings they might have, no matter what.
We must save social security, or sooner or later one of the market's swings will impoverish some large generation of people whose retirement was simply unluckily timed. People can invest their other savings in stocks if they choose. It is the government's responsibility to make sure that, no matter what else, they have a minimal level of income to live.