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Social Security Protest outside Cheney Open Forum

I had the opportunity to join Congressman Rob Andrews and Congressman Frank Pallone along with other local elected officials speaking on behalf of young voters about the need to protect Social Security.  

As we spoke on the side of the road  just outside the theater where the Vice President's "Open Forum" was taking place, I was amazed by the support of passing traffic for our efforts.  Approximately 1 out of every 2 cars honked to show their support for our efforts to protect social security.

Young people do not always understand the rhetoric used to discuss social social security and the effect of the ballooning national debt, however they are extremely concerned about what will happen in the future.  

For young people, the national debt is like a credit card that we can never charge on.  Its in each of our wallet's, maxed out with our share of the national debt and we will receive the bill for it through taxes without ever buying anything ourselves.

The presidents plan to fix social security is like that of an architect that wants to add an addition to make the house better.  The architect doesnt start to add the addition by tearing down the whole house, so why does our president propose adding private accounts to social security by destroying the system as a whole.

It's ironic that we were at a community college to discuss the President's plan for social security because the plan proposed is based on poor math and the numbers just don't add up.

Young people understand that the numbers don't add up and we don't want to risk our future on shaky calculations.

by jspringer on April 15 at 1:18 PM EST

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