Thursday, April 21, 2005

Hevesi and Social Security

State Comptroller Alan Hevesi weighed in on President Bush's Social Security plan:

"calling President Bush's proposal for private investment accounts "a fraud" and "an ideological assault by opponents of government, who believe government is the enemy, on the one social program that has worked better than any other."

Also from the TU, some insight on what your elected officials think:

"Sweeney is gathering information and working on a plan for a forum."

"Rep. Sherwood Boehlert has expressed skepticism but is still open to looking at reforming the program. "

"And Rep. John McHugh doesn't think personal accounts alone will fix Social Security's projected financial problems."

How long is it going to take Sweeney to "plan a forum"? Perhaps we'll get that forum some time in late '06.