Wednesday, April 07, 2004
ARGHHHHHH!: Neil Cavuto has John "Flipper" Kerry on right now talking about the economy, etc. But Kerry's response to one question was so weaselly it just had me screaming.
Cavuto: Senator, would you be for raising the Social Security retirement age?
Cavuto: Would you be for means-testing Social Security?
Cavuto: So, Social Security, as it stands now, what would you do to fix it?
Kerry: Strengthen the economy.
THAT WON'T WORK and you KNOW IT. Social Security's problem is one of demographics, when the baby boomers retire there won't be enough workers to support their benefits at the current level. Social Security is structurally unsound. It doesn't matter how "strong" the economy is, it doesn't address the problem.