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Saturday, April 02, 2005

Bush to pitch his Social Security scam in WV

From the DREMA Dem Coalition in Charleston:

Next Tuesday President Bush will pitch Parkersburg at the Bureau of Public Debt (what irony) on changing Social Security. So far Americans aren't buying the plan and most think he's "DEAD WRONG" – twice in one week.The time for the pitch has not been announced yet, but West Virginians are already lining up to arm the President with a reality check...

Republican organizations now are trying to paint Democrats as being mute on the subject of Social Security, claiming they've got no alternative plan. Perhaps Democrats are mute because they are waiting for the leader of the free world to knock it off already, get back to Washington and help fix the real crisis's facing the nation.

For starters the President could solve the Medicaid and Medicare crisis his budget just created. After that most of us would be grateful if he'd just fix the deficits, and lower the cost of health care, insurance and gasoline without punishing the public for run away prices over which we have no control. And then if he really wanted to please the public, he could figure out a plan that would get America working again in good paying jobs with guaranteed benefits and protected pension and retirement plans.

As an issue, Social Security is a great intellectual arm-chair exercise but it certainly doesn't rank in the top ten of things Americans want fixed first.

2 Comments:

At Saturday, April 02, 2005 12:56:00 PM, Blogger John C. said...

Drema, my are we venting today? If you think that the Prez. is out to help the ordinary, middle-class American on anything worthwhile or meaningful you've got a long wait ahead, at least three more years until we elect another president. It's more than just the president and probably more than he could get us out of at this point. He put us in this mess in the first place and for that we should never forget.

 
At Saturday, April 02, 2005 9:09:00 PM, Blogger Carnacki said...

DREMA is hopefully organizing a protest in Parkersburg. Anyone know any Democrats over there?

 

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