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Joe Walsh on Social Security

 


Individuals set aside portion of own income for retirement

Q. What changes do you support to keep Medicare and Social Security solvent?

A. The President's health care proposals effectively perpetuate the Ponzi scheme-like character that epitomizes both Social Security and Medicare. Ultimately, the answer will require some mechanism for individuals to set aside a portion of their own income for their own retirement and health care. Only when individuals have some responsibility for their own well-being will we be able to get a handle on skyrocketing costs.

Source: Chicago Tribune Editorial board questionnaire responses , Feb 2, 2010

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