Poem in my head: First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.............Pastor Martin Niemöller
My Sentiments Exactly News.................
Liquid List...." I'm so goddamn mad about this Social Security nonsense, it makes me want to spit."
The Talking Dog..... "Welcome to the Republic of Gideon, baby. Yes, your Social Security Administration refuses to accept proof of marriages performed in New Paltz, New York"....
(I went to college in New Paltz in 1979-80. A small SUNY that had no football team and a good art department. I (Wout) had fond memories of such a carefree time in my life. Being an art major I got over any inhibitions over nudity at life drawing classes and swimming in the waterfalls in the beautiful Catskills.)
MaxSpeak..... "Say it loud, say it proud: There is no problem with Social Security!"
Digby......"Hey seniors. Do you feel good about working your whole lives, feeling at least somewhat secure in your retirement and then voting for people who want the Enron folks to experiment with your kids' and grandkids' social security? Would you vote for it if it affected you?"
The Talent Show......"Somewhere, Al Gore is in a padded room screaming the words "fuzzy math!" at CNN over and over again."
South Knox Bubba......."As I predicted on November 4th, Bush has Social Security in his crosshairs."
Seeing The Forest....."When you hear Republicans refer to Social ecuirty as a "Ponzi scheme" remember our rule: If Republicans are accusing it always means they're DOING."
The Poor Man......."Operation: Grandma Freedom"
Kevin Drum...."Unfortunately, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and now George Bush, each for their own reasons, have found it politically convenient to use Social Security as a useful bogeyman for scaring the public. The difference is that, unlike me back in 1995, they all know better. It's too bad they couldn't have figured out some real problems to focus on instead."
Like health care, and this Iraq mess for starters.......
No More Mister Nice Blog...."HARRY AND LOUISE ALERT Get ready for the phony TV commercials backing Bush's Social Security plan"
My DD...."Social Security is Healthy and Successful....."
First Draft....."Your future is in his hands. Shit.
Democratic Veteran....."Remember, Privatization = Social Insecurity. Let there be no doubt."
Atrios......"I want to add that while any mandatory private savings plan is, to me, an abominably bad idea, whether it's just "abominable" or "super nuclear fuck abominable" will depend a great deal on the details of said plan."
Angry Bear....." I shake my head in utter disbelief....."
Just a Bump in the Beltway....." Living on Dogfood"
A Brooklyn Bridge............." The Republicans and conservatives have been after Social Security since inception. The impending year promises to be a total jihad against it. There will be no lie left untold, no statistic unmanipulated, no number uncooked. The packaging of this obscenity will leave Madison Avenue types gasping with envy.