Maine Politics

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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Mainers Rally to Defend Social Security

The PPH has the article, and I notice it's been posted in its entirety on the new Democratic Party Blog. Panelists at the event included James Roosevelt Jr., grandson of FDR and former associate commissioner of Social Security, Reps. Michaud and Allen, as well as economists and representatives of the AARP, labor groups, and people with disabilities. I hadn't even considered the disproportionate negative effect that privatization would have on that last group.
Kim Moody, executive director of the Maine Disability Rights Center, said that investment accounts would be challenging for the general public but especially so for people with cognitive disabilities.

"I think it's unthinkable to expose (them) to fluctuations of the market," Moody said.

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