Thursday, February 09, 2006
Bush Sneaks in Soc Sec Privatization in the Budget Proposal
Gramps and Granny, get ready to eat catfood & freeze all winter.
MSNBC: Bush didn't pitch private Soc Sec accounts in his SOTU last wk. But w/no fanfare whatsoever, Bush stuck a big Social Security privatization plan in the fedrl budget proposal, which he sent to Congress on Monday. So, let me get this straight: Bush demands that we cut Soc Sec's survivor benefits (which will only hurt orphans, widows & widowers) and then sneaks this privatization plan in the budget, and we're supposed to make the wealthy tax cuts permanent, keep the black hole that is the Iraq war going, and believe laughable lies like this?: "The first pillar of sound economic policy is spending restraint in Washington, D.C." -- GW Bush 2/8/06. Why don't we tax-payers demand that this war end immediately? It's one of the black holes in the budget that BushCo seeks to hijack Soc Sec taxes to fill. In addition to being immoral and illegal, this war will destroy the only safety net available for our elderly, poor, disabled, widowed, and orphans. And you can bet your ass that the soul-less GOPers will somehow justify voting for this despite how devastating this SS plan will be to people's lives. But since when does BushCo care about them until it is time to beg for a vote and brag about morality?