Play to Win

Monday, June 6th, 2005 10:22 pm by Neal

Play to Win is Herman Cain’s message to the Republican party on Social Security and Tax reform. On these two issues, I couldn’t agree with him more. Now is the time to sieze the opportunity to fix these horrendous messes! Please.

Cain says,

The Republicans claim that the Democrats have no plan to address the Social Security crisis, but they are not even advancing their own plans. Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and John Sanunu (R-NH) have each introduced bills to rebuild Social Security, but Senate Republican leaders insist on holding more hearings and wringing their hands over a lack of Democratic support.

Unless Senate Republicans act more decisively to confirm Bush’s judicial nominees and move a Social Security bill through the legislative process, the opportunity will be lost forever. Even worse, the opportunity to replace the tax code will be set back severely.

Personal Social Security accounts and the Fair Tax are two excellent cures to our current pathology. Two things are for sure:

  1. One day we will have to fix these problems. Hopefully, we’ll do that before they crash.
  2. The sooner we apply the best, long-term solution, the less painful the inevitable fix will be.

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