November 6, 2012

NOT MUCH OF A THIRD RAIL:

How Democrats and Republicans View Your Retirement (EMILY BRANDON, November 5, 2012, US News)

Here's a look at how Democrats and Republicans differ in their perceptions of retirement:

Responsibility for funding retirement. Republicans (56 percent) are more likely than Democrats (42 percent) to say the responsibility for retirement finances rests largely with individuals, according to a recent Wells Fargo and Harris Interactive survey of 1,000 middle-class Americans. Democrats were more likely than Republicans to report that employers and the government should also play a role in funding retirement. "Most middle-class Americans are waking up to the fact that I own and control and am responsible for my own retirement," says Joseph Ready, executive vice president of Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust.

When even 42% of Democrats are amenable it just isn't much of an issue any more. Posted by at November 6, 2012 5:22 AM
  
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