The Current Case on Social Security

President Obama chose very careful verbiage concerning Social Security during his State of the Union Address. He carefully and deliberately chose the word “strengthen” when talking on this topic, neither siding with nor shunning any of the proposals currently popping up all over the place. In doing this, he effectively chose a position of noncommittal and ambiguity surrounding this subject. Both parties, every candidate, and the majority of voters would promote and endorse “strengthening” Social Security and believe that that is what their plan would do. The most positive thing to come from this choice of word is that it is the opposite of “weaken,” which in itself is ironically not a very sound argument. For more information on this subject, visit this article by James W. Russell with The Huffington Post.


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