WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu March 10, 2005
Protestors Greet Bush Visit
Louisville, KY – Protestors waved signs and shouted slogans Thursday denouncing President Bush's plan to overhaul social security by allowing workers to create private investment accounts.
Opponents of the plan called it a risky scheme that would saddle the nation with trillions of dollars in additional debt without fixing social security's long term financial problems.
The protests began a couple of hours before Bush was scheduled to pitch his plan to a crowd of supporters in Louisville as part of his nation-wide blitz.
Across town AARP Kentucky held a forum to press its opposition to allowing workers to divert a portion of their social security payroll taxes into private investment accounts that could be put into stocks and bonds.