How to win the argument de jour with logic and facts
What the liberal whiners say:
'John McCain, like all Republicans, just couldn't care less about this nation's senior citizens!'
'He's trying to PRIVATIZE senior's SS benefits! He's GAMBLING with their ability to even survive!'
'Exactly! If John McCain had his way, most seniors would have the Social Security benefits in this crashing, disastrous stock market right now! Elderly women would be cast into poverty, and families would be scrambling to support their grandmothers and grandfathers!'
'Tell the truth for once! This plan would cut senior SS benefits in HALF!!!!! They wouldn't be able to live on that!'
Your winning, logical, reasoned arguments
1. That's ridiculous...John McCain IS a senior citizen.
2.All McCain supports is creating government-managed accounts that would allow individuals to invest some portion of their Social Security payroll taxes in widely diversified stock or bond funds.
3. Actually, that's what America USED to be all about...FAMILIES taking care of their family members. But you can relax, because only those who WANT to invest would be subjected to this RADICAL plan. All seniors who want to keep what they have now, would still be allowed to do that.
4. You've been listening to too many Barack Obama ads. That's simply a lie. Benefits wouldn't be cut at all. McCain's proposal would just hold down the growth of future benefits. The figure Barack Obama uses of "cutting benefits by half" is for people who haven't even been BORN yet. Even then, Obama's own economic advisors said the cut would actually be only 28% by 2075!