Wednesday, January 12


Leave it to George Will to glean from the contempoary landscape what others miss, particularly Democrats still holding on firmly, like white-knuckle fliers, to what the rushing political jet stream is wresting from their grip -- the notion that government not only knows best, but must control every facet of American life.

As a practical matter, the pragmatics of Social Security reform ought to involve a red-lining of the current system at a certain age threshold, while allowing those younger wage earners below that threshold to put a portion of their Social Security taxes into tax-personal retirement accounts. Such a segue from a Social Secuirty System rooted in Roosevelt-age liberalism is needed or everyone will eventually come up empty.