Monday, September 04, 2006

Pollyanna Bob 

Captain Ed shows that Robert Casey Jr., the Democratic candidate to unseat Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania, thinks there's nothing wrong with Social Security that a little growth won't fix. And how will we get more growth? Repeal the estate tax cuts.

Yes, the old reverse Reagan strategy for economic growth -- tax increases, no fix to pensions.

Laurence White reports that Santorum in contrast came out for personal retirement accounts, though it appears Santorum wants the PRA to be part of the underfunding solution. As White shows, it can't be unless you tax savings, which is a bad idea. But at least it'd be more honest a solution than doing nothing.

UPDATE: Gary Gross wasn't impressed with Casey's other answers.