On his campaign Web site, John McCain claims that he supports "supplementing the current Social Security system with personal accounts."
But that is not what he recently told the Wall Street Journal. Rather than supplementing Social Security with add-on accounts that do not jeopardize benefits, McCain is now supporting President Bush's failed policy to divert Social Security revenue into private accounts.
These statements are just as alarming - if not worse - than President Bush's privatization scheme. The plan not only threatens benefits, but it would explode the national debt by a trillion dollars while doing nothing to address the long-term solvency of Social Security.
At a time when our economy is falling deeper and deeper into recession, we cannot gamble on benefits for seniors, the disabled and survivors. Americans did not support it when President Bush proposed it, and they are not going to support it now.
Meanwhile, here in Ohio, Sen. George Voinovich didn't stick up for Ohio's families in 2006 when Social Security privatization came to a vote.
He was the only senator who didn't vote.
Now, in 2008, will he stand with us or with John McCain?