It turns out that there is at least one House Democrat who’s coming out for ending the Social Security program. That would be Rep. Allen Boyd of Florida. He recently signed on as the cosponsor of Jim Kolbe’s phase-out bill.
So, as long as we know where Boyd stands, let’s find out where everyone else stands on the issue too. Where do your representatives and senators stand on phasing out or keeping Social Security? If you find out from press accounts or by calling up and asking your representative or senator, let us know what you hear.
And as long as we’re on the subject let’s chart out a key issue to keep in mind to make sense of who stands where. There is a key difference between having private accounts made up by carving funds out of Social Security and private accounts in addition to Social Security. The difference makes all the difference in the world. And the president wants the former, which is phase one of abolishing Social Security and replacing it with loosely-regulated private investment accounts for individuals.
So let us know what you hear. We’re quite eager to know where Democrats and Republicans are coming down on this all-important issue.