An interesting litmus test for the party: myRA accounts. While the concept isn't fully fleshed out, the idea is a government-backed Roth IRA type account, possibly with a new type of bond. Here, we sample two possible responses:
- This is the government trying to take over retirement savings! Soon they'll nationalize the whole kit & kaboodle!
- In the long run, this could be a means through which we can innocuously privatize Social Security. Insofar as your payments into social security correspond to future payments out of Social Security, it wouldn't be absurd to simply force "purchases" of these savings bonds rather than having SSA keep the money. This can over time be liberalized.
Corrections hopes that the constructive, second party wins out.