Saturday, March 26, 2005

From Congressman Moore

In today's email-bag:

Dear Friends,

According to the Social Security trustees, between now and 2017, more Social Security taxes will be paid in than paid out in benefits. In 2017, benefits will exceed taxes, and the program will have to rely on the "trust funds" to maintain the current level of benefits. These trust funds may be exhausted by 2041, although a good economy would push this date back even further.


Thursday, March 31
10-11:30am

Reardon Convention Center

5th and Minnesota

Kansas City, KS

Thursday, March 31
1:30-3pm

KU Edwards Campus - Regnier Hall

12600 Quivira

Overland Park, KS

Monday, April 18, 2005
10:30-noon

Dole Institute - Simons Media Room

Lawrence, KS
Social Security faces long-term challenges, but there is no crisis. We have time to come up with a bipartisan solution that will strengthen the Social Security system for generations to come, but we should begin now.

During the next few weeks, I will be sponsoring a series of town hall meetings to discuss the future of Social Security. I hope you will plan to attend one of them to learn more about this important debate, and share your thoughts.

We all want to protect and preserve Social Security for our children and grandchildren. While I commend President Bush for saying we need to put all options on the table, I have concerns about partial privatization plans.

These forums will include an overview of many of the options being discussed, including private accounts, as well as an explanation on the history of Social Security, and how it works today. There will also be time for the panel to address your questions.

Reservations are not needed to attend one of our forums, but if you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 913-383-2013. I hope you will join us!

Very truly yours,
Dennis Moore
Member of Congress