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Social Security

Location: Washington, DC

SOCIAL SECURITY -- (House of Representatives - June 30, 2005)

(Mr. PRICE of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Mr. PRICE of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, the money set aside for Social Security should be spent on Social Security. Americans know this only makes sense. The money set aside for Social Security should be spent on Social Security.

Others, however, do not believe in this principle. In March of this year, the minority leader was against robbing the Social Security trust fund. On Fox News she stated it crystal-clear. She said, ``We must stop robbing the Social Security trust fund of its money to pay for other things.''

Today, the minority leader finds nothing wrong with sticking her hand in the Social Security cookie jar. In a recent interview she said, ``There is nothing wrong with Social Security lending money with the prospect of returning it.'' Prospect of returning it? That is not good enough. It is that kind of thinking that has gotten us into our current trouble.

Mr. Speaker, this is exactly why Americans should be able to put part of their Social Security money in a personal account with their name on it.

Raiding the Social Security trust fund is not a solution. It is irresponsible, and it pushes the consequences to our children and grandchildren, consequences that we should fix now.


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