Bush shouldn't 'fix' Social Security system


Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 10, 2005 at 11:06 p.m.
There is nothing in the line of cruel and unusual ideas that come from President Bush that even surprise me anymore.
A smart, creative and caring leader would find many ways to really fix Social Security rather than spinning a solution that guts the program for the benefit of his corporate buddies.
All those common folks who voted for Bush will not save or invest enough for their old age, and they will be part of an ugly truth called the elderly poor.
To the next generation of workers, our children and grandchildren already burdened with Bush's deficit inheritance and in no mood to give a hand to those who made their miserable bed, they will not be a priority.
Most people intend to prepare for the future, but few do. Social Security is a safeguard like a seat belt, undervalued until you need it.
Bush's plan for Social Security is selfish and short-sighted and plainly cruel and unusual treatment for people who have worked hard and deserve better.
Let's see if any of our elected leaders have the courage to stop him.

Cheryl Hurt,

Alachua

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