Saturday, August 28, 2004

The Republicans, of course, have SWORN for a long time that cutting Social Security wasn't part of the agenda. We all knew otherwise. Alan Greenspan is urging cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits to stave off a coming "financial crisis."

I have a better idea. Let's see, cost for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: $5 billion per month; tax cuts that benefit the top 1% of the population: $1.6 trillion over ten years.

Nah. Screw that. Let's create a permanent underclass instead. Good idea. Feeding the hungry and healing the sick is SO much less important than occupying a foreign country where we aren't wanted.

"Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday the country will face ''abrupt and painful'' choices unless Congress acts quickly to trim Social Security and Medicare benefits for the baby boom generation. He said the government has promised more than it can deliver. Returning to a politically explosive issue just before the Republican National Convention, Greenspan said the country must face up to ''some tough policy choices.''

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