Unfortunately, I do not have a link to this, as it was sent via e-mail. Basically, it was a plea to support the Bush plan for Social Security Reform. From the e-mail:
I am the president of the Columbia College Libertarians, and I am working on national outreach for Students for Saving Social Security, the leading non-partisan, nationwide student organization advocating for personal accounts…
As a libertarian, I understand that perhaps you do not appreciate many of the policies of the Bush Administration, neither do I. However, we can agree with President Bush that Social Security needs reform. SSSS is working to give our generation a voice in the campaign for lasting Social Security reform.
Ahhh, the poor fools. Their hearts are in the right place, but they’re delusional if they truly think the plan calls for any “privatization” or freedom on the part of the workers in this country.
Let’s see. Is Social Security a binding contract? Nope. Benefits can be diminished/terminated at any time.
Would you have access to that money prior to retiring? Nope.
Can you invest that money anywhere? Nope.
Can you opt out? Apparently not.
But hey! You get to pick from a predetermined set of stocks for the government to invest your money in… and regardless of how well your picks do, you’ll pretty much get the same (small) monthly paycheck when you’re 65.