Mar 18, 2011

Harry Reid Punts On Saving Social Security…For Another Two Decades

A new poll out today from The Washington Post that shows more than eight in ten Americans concerned about the problems facing Social Security. But you wouldn’t know it by listening to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who yesterday signaled that he’s unwilling to consider any attempt to save Social Security for future generations and recommended doing nothing for another two decades.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid On Saving Social Security: “Two Decades From Now, I’m Willing To Take A Look At It.” “The Senate’s top Democrat said he’s open to changing Social Security — 20 years from now. … ‘Two decades from now, I’m willing to take a look at it,’ said Reid, 71, in an interview to air Wednesday evening on MSNBC. ‘But I’m not willing to take a look at it right now.’” (Michael O’Brien, “Reid: ‘Leave Social Security Alone’,” The Hill, 3/16/11)

“Reid’s Remarks May Well Signal A Death Knell For Hopes That Lawmakers Might Be Able To Accomplish Social Security Reform This Congress.” (Michael O’Brien, “Reid: ‘Leave Social Security Alone’,” The Hill, 3/16/11)

Click Here To View Sen. Reid’s Remarks