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WASHINGTON, DC — The Independent Women’s Forum today commends President Bush’s determination and leadership on Social Security reform and his unflinching resolve to repair the ailing system, which is due to begin running a deficit in 2017. The President discussed the need for reform in Thursday’s presidential news conference.

“Last night, the President renewed his call to modernize Social Security with voluntary personal savings accounts,” said Carrie Lukas, policy director for the Independent Women’s Forum. “Now, it’s time for members of Congress to work together to make this vision a reality.”

President Bush has been criss-crossing the country over the last few months to build support for his plan on addressing Social Security’s long-term solvency problems.

“It’s our duty to make sure the Social Security system doesn’t become an unbearable burden on our nation’s children,” Lukas continued. “The President has outlined a plan that would put this system back on the road to financial stability and preserve its promise for future generations. Those on the left, who have refused to discuss any solutions to Social Security’s problems, need to offer ideas on fixing the system for all Americans.”