U.S. Senator Corzine holds town meeting on Social Security in Monmouth County

U.S. Senator John Corzine held a town hall meeting Monday to discuss President Bush's proposal to create individual Social Security accounts. At the meeting, which was held at the was held at Monroe Township Library, Corzine said he considers Social Security a safety net that's been in place for 70 years. He said it should be fixed, but not completely overhauled. Corzine told a group, made up of mostly seniors, that Bush?s plan to allow people to invest 4 percent of their Social Security money is too risky. He said he considers Social Security an earned benefit, a guarantee not to be tampered with. The president's plan won't affect people over the age of 55, but there was still a passionate reaction to the plan, both for and against.

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