McCain and Social Security
I've been shocked by how little play John McCain's recent remarks on Social Security have gotten, especially considering his record of support for the Bush administration's unpopular privatization scheme. Maybe that's soon to change:
On Tuesday, a coalition of Democratic strategists, labor unions and liberal activist groups that helped defeat Bush's efforts in 2005 plans to launch a similar campaign. They intend to target McCain and dozens of GOP congressional candidates who have supported proposals to allow workers to divert some of their payroll taxes out of the Social Security system and into private investment accounts.
If this can soften McCain formidable support among his fellow seniors, that'd be a big deal for obvious reasons. We've rarely had a presidential nominee who's been so openly contemptuous of America's retirement security programs.