“In order to preserve the long-term solvency of Social Security, proposals include ideas that will gradually reduce future costs by changing several provisions for future beneficiaries.”
“Proposals surface to cut Social Security!”
Which sounds better? Which sounds reasonable and less scary? I am describing the same ideas in both cases, but in the first account I explain the strategy. In the second I am using scare tactics riling up a susceptible group of people into believing their benefits will actually be reduced.
Which of the above do you hear most often?