Sunday, March 20, 2005


David Broder has a column in today's Washington Post which discusses Republican Rep. Clay Shaw's version of Social Security change, and the way I read it, Shaw has moved over to a bill that closely matches much of what the Democrats have been offering or suggesting for Social Security. The only problem is that it entails borrowing $3.4 trillion from Treasury, but Shaw says the mechanics of the plan would pay the debt back off as we get to that 75-year mark down the line when things would allegedly be non-solvent. It's an interesting thought, and it's the first one that might be worth looking into as Democrats. I emphasize the might, though. News columns give broad strokes, not important details.


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