Social security remains the third rail of American politics. The American people like SS and with the new Bush PDP, the people like Medicare even more. Big government Republicans pushing a cradle to grave nanny-state mentality.
Isn't Euro-socialism great. ~sarc off~
I am not cheering because I think this is a "done deal"!!
My goodness...I watch C-span all of the time..and I know how the House and Senate work....
No, my cheering was for Bush just PUTTING IN THE BUDGET...and THEIR court to have to deal with.
He went all over America last year...and talked his head off trying to convince Americans that Social Security was in dire straits...AND that the younger generation should be "ALLOWED" to opt into private accounts...
And what happened? Not only dems...but even squishy GOPers bad mouthed him...even to the point of calling him "chicken little" about Soc. Security being in trouble..
This article just shows me that he has finally decided to be the grown up....if they aren't gonna take responsibility, he is....and THEY are gonna be the ones to have to explain to their constituents why they don't deserve the option of private accounts..
Don't you just love the Whine All The Time Choir here on Freeper? The scream 100% of the time at the Republicans to do something and then when the Republicans do, the SAME Freepers start screaming how nothing can be done about the problem!
Notice ONE constant? They NEVER attack the Left on anything. ALL 100% of their posting is firing on what is supposedly THEIR side.
One has to wonder reading their constant whining JUST whoes side they REALLY are on?
I think Bush thought that by pushing for bigger medicare it would have been easier to get SS reform through, but he obviously was wrong.
That would have been my reasoning behind supporting bigger medicare, that is for sure....if I thought it could get me what I really cared about, social security reform.
Young people like myself support having freedom to do with SS money how we want. It is the people in their 60s who do not...and unfortunately, these tend to be liberals who vote.