"I know that none of these reforms would be easy. But we have to move ahead with courage and honesty because our children's retirement security is more important than partisan politics."
Extolling his plan to privatize Social Security.
"There's a lot we can do to improve Americans' retirement security, but it's wrong to replace the guaranteed benefit that Americans have earned with a guaranteed benefit cut of 40 percent or more."
Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Senate Minority Leader, regarding President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security.