The stateâs lone Republican member of Congress said no one solution exists for reforming Social Security.
Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito expressed those thoughts during a Wednesday afternoon meeting with The Herald-Dispatch editorial board. The hour-long discussion covered an array of issues including Iraq, the economy and Social Security reform.
Capito said there are no easy fixes for Social Security and that she has not committed to any one solution, including President George Bushâs privatization plan that includes personal savings accounts.
"I have said that I would look at that as possible solution for a younger worker on a voluntary basis, but I donât know if thatâs the solution," she said. "Iâm not in one camp or in another, but I think if we donât face this now, weâre going to face it down the road."
The third-term Congresswoman was unsure when or if any final Social Security reform would pass both the House and Senate.
"There are a lot of proposals out on the table, and Iâve said repeatedly I will look at fixes to the problem, but Iâm not going to be looking at a fix that will raise our taxes, that will lower our benefits and that will raise our retirement age," she said.
Sounds like she's on the fence, Karl.