Monday, April 18, 2005

That's TWO!

Social Security has been in trouble for a LONG time. A Ponzi scheme, it was doomed from the start.

Every few years someone would yelp, "It's sinking!" and a new fix -- always the last one that would supposedly ever be needed -- would be enacted.

The "tweaks" over the many years consisted of increased payroll taxes, reduced benefits, forcing people who'd previously been exempt because they were already paying into other plans to "contribute," and / or exempting people who'd already paid into the system (or would in the future) from ever receiving Social Security BECAUSE of the type of pension they'd paid into.

Amazingly as soon as Dubya sounded the alarm, the Lefty-Loons conveniently forgot that Clinton had said the same thing.

"Social Security is in just fine and dandy shape and always will be!" they bellowed and screamed in editorials and interviews. "Dubya's lying!"

Eventually, the Lefty-Loons began to change their script:

"Social Security is in just fine and dandy shape . . . except it just needs to be tweaked!"

That was ONE: An acknowledgment by the Loons despite their best attempts, the public understands Dubya wasn't the one lying.

"No private personal accounts!" the Loons have shrieked from the start. "Ever! Yer all too dumb to survive without somebody (Us!) taking care of you. So for the greater good, you and yer income . . . y'all

Deborah points to this article from the Washington Times.

House Democrats have decided to quit emphasizing that they will not negotiate changes to Social Security until President Bush drops his idea for private accounts. The switch in strategy comes after Democrats learned from focus groups that people frown on the lawmakers for being obstinate.
Read that again.

I'll wait, no problem.


Note the change in the DEMAND for dropping private personal accounts?

That's TWO!

Despite all the times someone has written or snorted changing the current Social Security system is dead, Dubya's still not backing down or away.

The Loons are. Why?

"It makes us seem like we're `typical politicians.'"

Overhauling Social Security is going to happen, people.

And quietly behind it gathering momentum, The Fair Tax.

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