Thursday, August 17, 2006

Social Security: Campaign Issue

Voters are worried. If the Republicans maintain their majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate, will they do something to Social Security? The future of Social Security has become a campaign issue.

Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce (OH-15) has always supported the President's plan to "reform" Social Security.
Pryce and the Republicans have problems with remembering what they said about their plans to change Social Security.

We all remember this from the Washington Times (June 30, 2005)---

House Republican leaders say there is broad support in their ranks for the new idea to use Social Security's surplus to create private accounts, and members were told yesterday to tout the idea at home and expect a vote on it as early as July....

...House Republican Conference Chairman Deborah Pryce of Ohio said members were told yesterday to go home and sell the new idea over the July Fourth recess -- through town hall meetings, editorials or however they feel most comfortable.
"It's important that members talk about it over break," she said, noting members were given talking points and trained on what language to use....