South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a leader in the Social Security debate who supports Bush's idea " called it a "gut check time for both parties."
Bush ended his "60 day, 60 cities" tour last Sunday but will be out stumping this week to convince the American people that the 70-year-old retirement plan needs fixing and he has the way the do it.
Will trimming benefits from the wealthier retirees bring about Social Security's long-term solvency?
Howard Gleckman, senior correspondent BusinesssWeek magazine
Robert Pozen Chairman of MFS Investment Management in Boston, former president of Fidelity Management & Research Company — and was part of President George Bush's Commission to Strengthen Social Security from 2000- 2002
Brad Delong, professor of economics at University of California Berkeley
Kent Smetters, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
This program aired on May 2, 2005.