Roger Hickey is the co-director with Robert L. Borosage of the Campaign for America's Future, along with whom he is also the editor and contributor to the book The Next Agenda: Blueprint for a New Progressive Movement.
President Bush claims the 2004 election gave him a mandate to pursue his No. 1 second-term priority, the partial privatization of Social Security. But the voters don't think so. Only 35 percent of Americans think Bush has a mandate “to allow workers to invest some of their Social Security taxes in the stock market,” while 51 percent say he has no such mandate, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll conducted just after Bush's re-election victory.