President Bush gave
the greatest speech of his presidency Feb. 2. The fifth State of the Union
Address submerged Americans in an exemplary 53-minute collage of his
achievements and ambitions. However, one key issue seemed to take precedence
over everything else: Social Security reform.
If President Bush decided to maintain Social Security’s current state, Democrats
would be demanding its reform. The progressive left, apparently, feels obligated
to disagree with the president at all costs; besides, Hollywood made it
culturally trendy to do so.
According to President Bush’s speech, by the year 2042 (when I turn 60), the entire system will be exhausted and bankrupt. So if we totally ignore President Bush, Clinton and Gore, and leave the system alone like most Democrats and senior citizens want, I will face a choice when I am 60 years old: work or die?
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