Social Security's Poor Deal
Washington Times (11/29/01) ; Ferrara, Peter

Republican John Boozman won a special congressional election in Arkansas on Nov. 20, marking a great victory for the Bush administration and its efforts to reform Social Security. Boozman has joined the administration in its campaign to provide working families with the option of investing Social Security benefits in their own retirement accounts instead of paying taxes to the government. Though working families are concerned about the risks involved in investing Social Security funds in the stock market, critics claim that any reform should include a government guarantee that workers will receive the minimum benefits they would have received had they paid the government.


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