True and false. Republicans have been trying to reform SS for years and have unfortunately failed. Social Security reform is nothing Republicans need to apologize for; they should be proud of their efforts. The purpose of SS reform is to make people more secure; not a government program - something liberals tend to be confused about. Those who have been paying into SS for years must be protected and will be protected. But for those entering the work force, they need to be given a better path to security.