March 09, 2005
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Palo Alto Online
Publication Date: Wednesday, March 09, 2005|
(March 09, 2005)
What do you think should be done about Social Security?
Question and interviews by Carol Palinkas. Photographs by Kevin Hagen. Asked at Avenidas senior center.
Berkeley Avenue, Menlo Park
"I think we should use FDR as our mentor and leave things just the way they are."
Cowper Street, Palo Alto
"I think we should give it (President Bush's privatization plan) consideration and not assume that it's bad. It needs a lot of debate and discussion before jumping to conclusions."
Charleston Road, Palo Alto
"I like it's the way it is. It's very popular and I don't think it needs fixing."
Mary Ruth Batchelder
Site manager for La Comida senior nutrition program
"I have mixed feelings on that one. I don't think Bush is necessarily correct. I don't think Social Security should be privatized. I think there are other solutions."
Retired Veterans Administration worker
Ross Court, Palo Alto
"I'm at the age where I'm concerned about Social Security, not necessarily for me but for my children and grandchildren. I remember when Roosevelt started Social Security, and I've participated since I was 16 years old. I have no qualms about what's happening right now, but Social Security money is being spent on other things and should stay in Social Security."
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