Friday, February 25, 2005

Social Security Scam and Equity

I'm not saying anything that everyone shouldn't already know. Bush cries "Social Security is a crisis" and everyone is expected to jump. You'd think we'd be wiser after he cried "wolf" on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. His backers are even sending in the Swift Boat dogs to smear AARP, despite their (ill advised, IMHO) support of Bush's disastrously expensive prescription drug plan. And he says Social Security is a crisis (40 years from now). If he wants a crisis, try climate change. There will be more fiscal costs to that than Social Security. Actually, if the federal government paid back what it has borrowed against the Social Security Trust Fund, it would be solvent into the distant future.

While Kerry was defined by his opposition (and even supporters) as a flip-flopper, how did Bush escape the same label over something more important, like why we attacked Saddam Hussein's regime in the first place.

A cousin forwarded me this comment:

The Democrats' mistake was thinking that a disastrous war and national bankruptcy would be of concern to the electorate.

The Republicans correctly saw that the chief concern of the electorate was to keep gay couples from having an abortion.

I have to really wonder about our gullibility if not downright stupidity to not see what is right in front of our faces.


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