Edward Jones Airs Video On Social Security Reform

February 2005
Money Management Executive;2/21/2005, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p3
The article reports that Edward Jones is airing a 33-minute video to its six million clients across the country that outlines President George W. Bush's plan for Social Security reform, but the brokerage giant stops short of publicly endorsing a specific solution. Titled "The Future of Social Security," the video features panelists discussing reform options, including the hotly debated private accounts. Other options the panelists discuss are increasing taxes and raising the retirement age. To stem an anticipated shortfall in Social Security benefits in the next couple of decades, President Bush has floated a proposal that would allow workers to contribute a portion of their earnings to private accounts, most likely mutual funds.


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