The Republicans are hatching their plans. If they retake the House and the Senate, they will do what Bush was unable to do: privatize Social Security. The Republicans have always hated Social Security and have tried to destroy it in the past. They'd like nothing better than to force people to invest their own money on Wall Street so that the GOP's friends and contributors can make money selling investments to people. Can you imagine the commissions that those Republican pals will make? The real danger is that people would lose their money---all of their money, and then be left homeless.
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan has come up with a plan, but people have already noticed that it is a duplicate of Bush's plan for Social Security, with a few minor changes.
*** Republicans are really pushing former bank lobbyist, Steve Stivers, as their #1 congressional candidate. The problem is that Stivers is so entrenched with the banking and insurance industries in the state that it would be difficult for him to even try to look sympathetic toward regular people. Stivers is Boehner's special project. That in itself is enough to make anyone step back and question Stivers' plans and lobbyist connections.
By the way, has anyone checked to see if Stivers has made any money from his business venture?
*** Justin Coussoule is the Democrat running against John Boehner, Republican leader and suntan enthusiast. Anti-Boehner billboard ads continue to grab a lot of attention in and around the district. Here is an ad sponsored by Blue America PAC: anti-Boehner ad.