Saturday, February 26, 2005
Boxer Against President's Scare Tactics
Boxer speaks out against Bush's plan to privatize Social Security. She wants to take the fight to Washington, according to this article in The California Aggie:
To most effectively combat privatization, a concept Boxer says a long line of right-wingers have considered for six decades, citizens need to pool their efforts.A "Save Our Social Security" march on Washington would certainly be covered by the media. It would be a family oriented protest with young and old marching together. Do you think the AARP could be convinced to organize it?
"I would love to see a march on Washington that says 'Save our Social Security,'" Boxer said, noting she would like involvement from all generations.
"We need people working on a one-on-one level, talking to their neighbors," said Peter Killian, a Rosemont resident and computer support specialist who attended Boxer's speech. "Ultimately that's where the battle is going to be won or lost."
Retired citizens will not be the only group affected by a change in the Social Security system, but also those on disability and life insurance benefits, according to Boxer.