Bush may be gone but his ghost lingers
Social Security is SEPARATE from the general fund, a separate tax and a separate fund. So beware when you hear politicians or pundits talk about cutting benefits to address the deficit or to “invest” in the stock market. They are either extremists who don’t believe in social security, Wall Street scam artists who want to get their hands on that money or politicians working on their behalf – that’s how they raise campaign contributions and why we need to publicly finance elections. So make it clear to any politician, as we did to Bush when he tried to privatize it, that this scam will not fly, that their career is OVER if they attack social security.