Near the end of President Bush’s time in office he put forth a plan to take a small percentage out of what is taken out of ones pay check to fund social security and redirect it into an IRA. At the time Bush pushed the idea that “it’s your money; you decide where to put it.” Other than making Bush’s pals on Wall Street even wealthier, this con would have been the start of de-funding what FDR built (social security). The public killed it before the corporate media could repackage the idea and slide it down our throats. Now Obama and his new found Republican pals speak of a 2% pay roll tax (one year) holiday. “Be afraid, be very afraid!” This could be another back door way to de-fund social security. If the 2% comes out of what is paid into S.S., and the so called tax holiday last a year; does any one really think that either party will restore the funds (raise taxes) next year? Obama put Bowles (Wall Street guy) and Alan Simpson a man who has always been very vocal concerning the repeal of social security in charge of his debt commission. This Commission went after social security (and Medicare) right from the start. Please, please do not fall it: these people are after our social security! The 2% might feel good in your pocket this year, but consider (as FDR did) the many years to come. Contact your congress person.