Wednesday, May 25, 2005


The Mythical "Social Security Deal"

Much of a muchness is being made in certain quarters about a Business Week article by Howard Gleckman and how it "proves" that the Democrats are going to cave on Social Security. But if you actually read the article in question, it looks to be mostly Republicans fantasizing out loud while Gleckman dutifully transcribes their orations. Not a single Democrat was quoted on the record and by name as backing any sort of Social Security compromise. Period. And in the article's fantasy world, Gleckman couldn't totally avoid having to make even a slight nod to reality: He states that the chances of such a deal are at "less than 50-50" for this year. That being said, it wouldn't hurt to go writing/calling your Democratic Congresscritters to tell them that not only is a compromise on Social Security morally wrong, it's politically stupid as well.

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