McCain is clueless, and Barak Obama has to hammer John McCain on this. John McCain still defends his support for privately investing Social Security money in the same markets that had tanked earlier in the week. McCain and his top economic adviser, former Texas Senator Phil Gramm, have pushed the idea of a privatizing the Social Security system as far back as 1988.
This is a horrific idea during normal times. During a Wall Street meltdown it's idiotic and criminal.