Wapo's risky assessment of private accounts

Jim VandeHei:

No group of Americans would be affected more by President Bush's Social Security plan than those earning the least. Just ask 46-year-old Brent Allen.

Allen, who recently lost his job at a Massachusetts paper mill, faces a retirement financed exclusively by the money he has been paying into the Social Security system for the better part of 30 years. Like nearly half the U.S. population, he has no pension or savings to speak of. And his brief flirtations with the stock market have largely flopped.

Hey, VandHei, the program is voluntary. If you don't want to assume the risk for greater return don't. Doom and gloom seems to be all the Democrats are selling these days.


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