Sam Brownback is slowly turning up the heat. He gets good marks from The Club for Growth and The National Taxpayers Union. He’s for the flat tax (a position Rudy aped in a dramatic flip-flop to earn an endorsement from Steve Forbes). See also: Sam Brownback on the Issues and Sam Brownback Cram Session.
Yesterday Sam Brownback reiterated his desire to save Social Security:
Workers would invest a little less than half of their payroll taxes in stocks and other market-based investment funds under a plan the Kansas senator will he will lay out details in a speech to the anti-tax Club for Growth in Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday.
So stay tuned. Today is Friday. We’ll update you on the latest buzz soon. Continuing:
“The funds, instead of going into the government, are going into personal accounts that will be invested in the economy, creating capital and growth and economic activity,” Brownback said in an interview Thursday.
“This would reduce the size of the federal government overall,” he said.
As long as Sam Brownback stays on the path he’s charted, expect him to continue to climb in the polls as The Three RINOs fizzle out.
Update: More from Iowa Politics: Brownback To Push for Social Security Changes.
“There are more people under the age of 25 who believe in aliens than believe Social Security will be there when they retire,” Brownback said.