A well thought-out column about the impact of private accounts in Social Security was published this weekend in the San Francisco Chronicle. Andrew Lee, the author, also appears to be a GayPatriot reader as he emailed the link to us on Sunday. Nice job, Andrew! There are some great points outlined in the column.
If allowed to go forth, Social Security privatization will limit the ability of the government to act as arbiter of Social Security survivor benefits, and therefore recognition of beneficiaries. Up to this point, gay activists have focused on working through the judiciary and state or local governments to recognize same-sex partnerships. Although the gay community might dream of government recognition, at present this is impractical. Without sweeping federal redefinition, gays and lesbians will continue to receive unequal benefits. If they are to make the best of the situation, they should support private accounts, forming alliances with Republicans who support limited government.
Social Security Reform – Red, Blue and Rainbow – SFGate.com
Andrew also mentions the flack that the Human Rights Campaign took when they dabbled with the idea of supporting the President’s reform plans. Too bad that HRC is once again on the wrong side of the American public. In broad terms, private accounts enjoy majority support in the latest poll done on the subject, despite the Washington Post’s attempts to find all the bad news for Bush.
The Sky Is Falling – PoliPundit.com
?Would you support or oppose a plan in which people who chose to could invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock market??