In speeches following last week's election, both President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry were gracious and conciliatory, promising to work to unite a divided nation.
If they are really sincere about doing so, perhaps a good start would be tackle some issues that everyone agrees are problems.
First, everyone knows that Social Security, as currently set up, is in big trouble. As the Baby Boomers begin to retire in a few years, there will be fewer and fewer workers supporting more and more retirees. By the time these younger workers reach retirement age, the well will have run dry.
Clearly, the system has got to be fixed. Leaders of both parties should publicly admit that and stop accusing the other of trying to do away with Social Security. If something isn't done, the system is going to self-destruct. Surely, our leaders can work together to come up with a solution.