Today, Senator Rick Santorum told the truth about the Republicans and the White House. They do not want to reveal their plan for privatizing Social Security because they know the truth will hurt their cause. Cutting benefits and adding $2 trillion in debt will not be popular positions. If the Republicans really do think that Social Security is in crisis, where's the plan to fix it?
Woodruff: "On the subject of social security President Bush meets with GOP congressional leaders later this hour to discuss his idea for reform, which even some republicans have expressed some concerns about. We will have a live report form the white house later on Inside Politics. Rick Santorum the number three republican leader in the senate will be in that meeting on Social security. I spoke with him just a short time ago; he is the GOP conference chair. I talked to him about the parties agenda but I started by asking if he expects Mr. Bush to Lay out details of his social security reform plan in today's meeting."
Santorum: "I hope not." [CNN, Inside Politics, 1/25/05]