Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Republicans scareing old ladies again.

According to a leaked White House email, the key to passing George W. Bush's plan for social security is simple -- scare the public.

"Let me tell you first what our plans are in terms of sequencing and political strategy. We will focus on Social Security immediately in this new year. Our strategy will probably include speeches early this month to establish an important premise: the current system is heading for an iceberg."

Except, of course, it's not. It's solid for decades. Or at least it should be solid... so long as Bush stops trying to plunder it.

What I thought was even clearer were the sections which mentioned how the Republicans would pay for privatizing Social Security. It would be done by putting the country even further in debt, cutting benefits to retirees, and... wait for it ... raising taxes.

*That's* what the Democrats need to repeat loudly for the next two years until the next congressional elections.

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