Cathy Young’s article in Salon about Social Security makes a good case for reforming the program, but makes no case at all for the Bush plan. I agree that Gore’s position on Social Security is cowardly and stupid, but I don’t think that Bush’s plan to put government in bed with the investment community makes sense, either. If the government believes we should manage our own retirement funds, then just cut our payroll taxes. If that’s not enough, why not require employers to provide employees with 401k programs and make them mandatory?