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Dems dust off, attack 2010 Ryan plan to partially privatize social security
Fox News ^ | 08/18/2012

Posted on 08/19/2012 7:23:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. It was a fight that didn't go well for the GOP when President George W. Bush pushed the idea in 2005.

In his 2010 "Road Map for America's Future," the Wisconsin congressman proposed a plan to allow younger workers to divert more than one-third of their Social Security taxes into personal accounts that they would own and could will to their heirs.

Ryan wrote that the accounts would provide workers an opportunity "to build a significant nest egg for retirement that far exceeds what the current program can provide." Workers 55 and older would stay in the current system.

Romney hasn't embraced the proposal and Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, didn't include it in either of the federal budgets passed by House Republicans the past two years. But now that Ryan is running for vice president, Democrats hope to capitalize on the issue. Bush's proposal for private accounts got a chilly reception from members in both parties in Congress, though Ryan embraced it. Democrats used the issue against GOP congressional candidates in the 2006 election, when they regained control of the House and Senate.

"The very last thing we ought to be doing is putting at risk the retirement security of millions of America's seniors," said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, who heads the Democratic National Committee.

Until now, Social Security had been largely absent from the presidential campaign. President Barack Obama has yet to lay out a detailed plan for addressing the issue, and his silence is drawing criticism from advocates who supported him in the past. Romney has been more forthcoming with proposals,

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: paulryan; ryan; socialsecurity

1 posted on 08/19/2012 7:23:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The RATS still want to run against Bush. Definitely a campaign ad for Republicans.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 7:26:53 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

And here I thought negative campaigning was this terrible thing that was ruining politics and creating voter apathy.

Apparently the state-owned media has forgotten that story line.


3 posted on 08/19/2012 7:27:27 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ryan isn’t the presidential candidate Romney is so his 2010 plan is meaningless.

Where is Obama’s plan? In the same place his budget has been for four years? He has yet to sign ONE budget, not one since he has been elected.
How do you think that would have gone over with the left-wing Obama ass kissing press if he was a Republican?!


4 posted on 08/19/2012 7:29:10 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: SeekAndFind

I love the plan of privatizing ss. Its not like people wld be able to invest in penny stocks. There would be set funds (very low risk) people could invest in. I never understood why this was received so poorly when bush ran with it.


5 posted on 08/19/2012 7:35:49 AM PDT by joltman1974
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To: SeekAndFind

I love the plan of privatizing ss. Its not like people wld be able to invest in penny stocks. There would be set funds (very low risk) people could invest in. I never understood why this was received so poorly when bush ran with it.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 7:35:52 AM PDT by joltman1974
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney campaign should stay on the issues of jobs, the economy, US debt, gas and heating oil prices.

At some point the democrats (whose convention will focus on gay marriage and Romney’s tax returns) will appear to be out-of-touch to even the most uninformed Americans.


7 posted on 08/19/2012 7:44:46 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: kcvl

Obama’s trying to make this a referendum on Romney/Ryan.

If a martian just landed here and turned on the news to hear Obama speak, it could easily be assumed that Romney (and not Obama) is the incumbent.

Romney supporters, you gotta do better than that.

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8 posted on 08/19/2012 7:48:10 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: SeekAndFind

Biden’s Translation: “D@mn, da chains and da mediscare stuff ain’t a working....what else we got?”

Played Cards:
Race Baitin’
Tax Baitin’
Old Age Scarin’


9 posted on 08/19/2012 7:52:32 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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“Dems dust off, attack 2010 Ryan plan to partially privatize social security”

Fearless prediction:
The Republicans better tread carefully on this issue.

If they don’t, they’re going to suffer the same damaging consequences as they did back around 2005, when G.W. Bush was making the same noises.

Quite frankly, this is A LOSER for Republicans and conservatives — if they want to win elections, that is. Before you attack me, please keep reading.

I’m not discounting the need for Social Security reform, as we all understand the system is headed for collapse if left unchanged.

But the required changes will happen ONLY after the collapse has occurred, or is imminent. Then and ONLY then, when the payments are late or stop coming, will a national consensus arise that makes real change possible without total obstruction by the ‘rats.

Until then, it’s a political issue. And it will remain a LOSING political issue as long as our side advocates such changes before the American people are sufficiently convinced that changes must be made, and understand why they must be made.

Did you ever see the pic available on the internet, of the pit bull that encountered a porcupine? With a thousand quills imbedded in its face (so much so that you couldn’t tell the dog HAD a face?). That’s what the Pubbies will look like if they try to force too many changes on Social Security on Americans BEFORE Americans demand such changes on their own....

(BTW, I’m retired, and I don’t receive Social Security...)


10 posted on 08/19/2012 7:54:03 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: kcvl
Ryan isn’t the presidential candidate Romney is so his 2010 plan is meaningless.

Exactly. Ryan needs to tell Obama to stay focused or ask where is Biden's plan? Release your documents, Barry!

11 posted on 08/19/2012 7:55:07 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind

The GOP should start dusting off and attacking Dem plans to nationalize 401K’s


12 posted on 08/19/2012 8:03:27 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Road Glide

Bush won twice with SS reform on his agenda. It only failed during the push to legislate it. It is not an election loser at all.

That said, I agree, keep the focus on the programs in greater need or reform...Medicare and Medicaid and don’t get into social security changes. The medical discussion is much more fruitful and also keeps the focus on Obamacare.


13 posted on 08/19/2012 9:19:02 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind

It amazes me that the rats freak out about voluntary social security plans, but freely give 100% of the care of thier BODIES to the government. Seriously, WTF? How can they possibly rationalize that?


14 posted on 08/19/2012 10:14:29 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: kcvl

“Where is Obama’s plan?”

Good question. What has been spent on it so far and what has that bought? What is yet to be spent and where does that money come from? For the allocated items, what effects on prices and services will that bring to those who PAY FOR IT?


15 posted on 08/19/2012 10:20:34 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Keep talking Dems. Let see how many young and independents you can turn off between now and election day with this hysteria.


16 posted on 08/19/2012 10:24:20 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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