Here's the compassion I was just looking for!
President Bush is claiming that since the life expectancy for blacks is lower, some may pay into the system of Social Security, and never reap the benefits. How clever!
He is proposing allowing for his investment accounts to be handed down to families after someone dies this way they'd be able to gain something from what they paid in. Well, that sounds all dandy, but can we wake up for two seconds?
Social Security isn't an investment program for FAMILIES! It's a retirement program for the elderly.
Another absurd factor is if the system is being strained to make payments why are families who are not retiring able to keep money?
If he really cared about having those who die younger benefit from the system he wouldn't be raising the age for which you receive benefits, but rather, LOWERING IT!
This guy is the biggest piece of shit to ever be wrapped in skin.
If he REALLY, REALLY, cared about their benefits he'd actually come out and say, "Well, all men apparently weren't CREATED equally, since blacks die younger than whites. Therefore, I propose a system wherein blacks reach the Social Securtiy benefits age younger than whites..." Riiiiiiiight.
Again, SS isn't an investment program that is passed down to families. If Bush cared to create that he would, but he doesn't. He plans on ending Social Security, the most succesful government run program of all time.