Where do Whigs stand on Social Security?

Unlike most parties and political organizations we do not just spout out a policy based off of an ideology, we work differently. We are currently going researching policy options and proposals in our Whig Roundtables which will be launched soon. This will put forth policy ideas that have been researched and debated and found to be effective policies to keep Social Security established to be there in some way, shape, or form for future generations.

You could ask most Whigs and they would probably agree that Social Security needs to be reformed with means testing to make sure that only those who truly need it get it. Also, the government needs to stop dipping into the Social Security funds to pay for other needs. Also, Social Security will likely need to be reformed to balance out the current and likely future imbalance of workers to retirees. When Social Security was created there were far more workers than retirees but this has changed so Social Security must change in order to be there for future generations. We also need to encourage and stimulate private savings so that people do not have to rely so heavily on Social Security when they retire.

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It would be really nice not to feel like I was choosing the lesser of two evils every time I go to vote.

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Thaddeus McCotter put forth a very interesting proposal that might be used as a model for social security reform.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.2889.IH:

It would be really nice not to feel like I was choosing the lesser of two evils every time I go to vote.

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