Skip to comments.DNC's Social Security Cartoon [Dubyah pushes wheelchair-bound invalid over cliff]
Posted on 10/04/2002 9:40:31 AM PDT by SlickWillard
Here is the Shockwave Flash file [hosted by Akamai]:
"Paid for by the Democratic National Committee"Original WP article is here:
Congress Campaigning With CartoonsAnother FR thread is here:
CAMPAIGN NOTEBOOK: Battle for Congress heats up with attack cartoons and terror-tinged ads
The caption would be "Save Social Security today, who cares about tomorrow?"
It's a stupid childish cartoon, mildly offensive, but has no place on the DNC site. Being associated with the DNC gives the bit of fluff more seriousness than it's due and makes you think it's not entirely a joke.
Then again, Dems have never been good at humor. They're too busy earnestly striving for "gravitas" (or has that word been retired from the lexicon?)
The Democraps pointed out how the word "rat" seemed to be emphasized in "bureaucrats" but they neglected to mention that "democrats" contains the same word.
Now they'll just have to live with being called the Rat party...
I did as well. I e-mailed them yesterday and told them that for every day that it was on their web site, I was sending $10 to the Republican National Senatorial Committee.
Today I e-mailed them and told them again and told them that it was now $20 - and counting.
Maybe if enough people did this, they'd take it down.
Just play Joycelyn Elder's speech (while she was in Clinton's cabinet) where she says (paraphrased) "old people are just going to die anyway" and that "young people need to recieve (preferential) medical treatment because they are the ones who will be paying for my social security".
Then have the rebuttal: Now tell us again what party wants to kill off the elderly???
Found this on the RNC website (although I haven't hit an article that takes the DNC to task for this clip):
No, it would not be, at least if ther person the ad was about was someone we were certain is NOT a murderer.
With all the billons of word and cartoons about Clinton, I never saw anyone draw a cartoon or animation "kidding around" that he had killed someone. I'll leave it others to speculate about why.
Question to discuss: With the new rules on campaign finance reform, I wonder if the RNC could simply purchase some TV time, run a clip of Clinton talking about the "politics of personal destruction, and then show the clip of Bush pushing the old lady down the cliff, indicating that it came from the DNC website.
And then end it with a big question mark on the screen.
IF the RNC can't do it, maybe somebody else could.
If the current SS System = Enron, then Dubya's "privatization" plan = Arthur Anderson.
Both major political parties perpetuate The Big Lie regarding Social Security. The Big Lie has existed since Social Security's inception. The debate over "privatization" is only the latest version of The Big Lie.
The Big Lie is that Social Security is some kind of retirement savings plan.
It is NOT.
Social Security is a socialist income redistribution scheme, nothing else.
Those who are working are taxed to provide a "safety net" for those who are less fortunate.
Originally, this meant retirees and surviving dependents.
Congress has, of course, complicated it far beyond this over the last 65 years.
But one fact remains: it is NOT a "savings plan", it is an income redistribution scheme.
A major facet of The Big Lie is that "we have to do something so that Social Security remains solvent in the future.
In today's age of modern computerization, the computation for operating an income redistribution scheme that remains perpetually solvent is quite simple:
The only change necessary to the current system is that monthly payments to eligible recipients would be a variable amount, not fixed.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR A MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR "TRUST" FUND!!!
Congress should NEVER have been permitted to confiscate so much money from the American People in the name of The Big Lie. This fund is nothing but a slush fund that Congress raids to pay for other government expenditures. If private sector employers did the same thing with their companies' pension funds, they'd be placed in prison. The "privatization" plan proposed by Bush is merely an attempt by Wall Street brokerage firms and financial institutions to get in on the scam: grab a portion of a constant revenue stream (guaranteed by taxation) from which they can skim their commissions.
Daschle's "concern" over the Social Security system is a lie.
Bush's plan to Enronize the system is worse.
The American People need to wake up and put these liars and thieves in prison.