November 6, 2012
NOT MUCH OF A THIRD RAIL:
How Democrats and Republicans View Your Retirement (EMILY BRANDON, November 5, 2012, US News)
When even 42% of Democrats are amenable it just isn't much of an issue any more.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.
Posted by Orrin Judd at November 6, 2012 5:22 AM
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