So say the Polls at the Rasmussen Report.
Fifty-one percent (51%) of American adults say that Social Security needs to be fixed. A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of 2,500 adults found that just 38% take the opposite view and say the New Deal program needs to be left alone.
As with just about everything involving Social Security, there are huge gaps between the views of senior citizens and working age Americans. By a 61% to 29% margin, Americans under 40 say that Social Security needs to fixed. By a similar 58% to 29% margin, those over 65 say it needs to be left alone.
If you have not been listening those of you over the age of 65; President Bush has said over and over and over again that there WILL BE NO CHANGES TO SS FOR THOSE SENIORS ALREADY RECEIVING THE BENEFITS!!!
Bush said his job is to convince Congress that the problem is real and warned that opponents will try to frighten seniors. “If you’re a senior receiving your Social Security check, nothing is going to change,” he said.
Interestingly, the working people who pay into the system want it changed. The only segment of people who do not want the system changes are those no longer working and collecting benefits. How typical.
Among those who are currently employed and funding the Social Security program, 59% say it needs to be fixed. Just 33% of workers want it left alone.