Wednesday, January 05, 2005

One Question

Marshall has the skinny on the leaked kill social security memo.

I understand that some people just think guvmint programs are bad. I understand people who truly believe that private investment accounts are a cheaper way to achieve a desired end for much of the population. But, what I don't understand is how none of these people are interested in addressing this question seriously:

What should society do about a significant number of 75+ year olds who through some combination of bad choices, bad circumstances, and bad luck find themselves unable to afford to maintain a modern subsistence lifestyle?