Social Security: And Now For The Liberal Fix

A Democratic plan would have the government invest in stocks

For months, Capitol Hill liberals watched in silent horror, convinced the crown jewel of the New Deal was at risk. Congressional Republicans--and even some influential Democrats, such as Senator. Daniel P. Moynihan (D-N.Y.)--argue that Social Security can best be shored up by letting workers invest part of their payroll taxes directly in the stock market. As polls showed the public warming to the idea, liberals were still on the sidelines.

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