Jim Huffman on Social Security
Huffman said the ad was full of lies and half-truths. He said he supported the bank bailout because it was the best of a batch of bad policies the federal government was considering at the start of the financial crisis. He said he doesn't support privatizing Social Security, but believes people should be given the option of putting payroll taxes in a private account.
Further, as economists we understand the crucial role private ownership plays in allocating resources and creating a rational framework for decision-making. Unfortunately, under the current system, there are no ownership rights in Social Security.
Personal accounts change all that. Individuals will own real assets that Congress may not touch. Those assets not utilized in retirement may then be inherited by participants' heirs, something the current Social Security system does not allow.
Therefore, we support giving workers the option of shifting all or part of their Social Security taxes into individually owned, privately invested accounts, similar to individual retirement accounts or 401(k) plans. We believe that only a system based on savings and investment can provide a safe & secure retirement without burying future generations under a mountain of new taxes.
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