From American Progress:
HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER PLEDGES TO PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY:
In a interview this weekend with the Washington Times, House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) promised to privatize Social Security.
"If I'm around in a leadership role come January, we're going to get serious about this," Boehner said.
Privatization plans championed by Boehner and others would sharply cut guaranteed benefits and are opposed by the overwhelming majority of Americans. Nevertheless, Boehner is just the latest prominent conservative to reaffirm his commitment to privatize Social Security in the months and years to come.
Last month, President Bush said, "If we can't get it done this year, I'm going to try next year. And if we can't get it done next year, I'm going to try the year after that," while House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Jim McCrery (R-LA) argued that "Congress should make Social Security overhaul its top priority next year."