Bush’s social security plan taken to the people

by on February 24th, 2005


WASHINGTON Feb 24, 2005 — As Republican lawmakers try to sell folks back home on President Bush’s Social Security plan, they are getting help from interest groups that rally supporters to town hall meetings to champion the idea.

With Congress on a weeklong break, backers and doubters alike are listening to constituents at gatherings across the country.

“Most people get it that there is a serious problem with Social Security as we know it,” said Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, who conducted five town hall meetings on the issue in one day this week. But he said Congress is still a ways from settling on and approving a plan.

Etalkinghead Staff