"I've talked to some of my colleagues and they're panic-stricken," - Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla, on the prospect of privatizing Social Security.
Is it actually possible that Bush is wilfully beginning his second term with a train wreck? All the Democrats have to do is keep hammering on the fact that Bush's statements ( "Now is the time to put partisanship aside and focus on saving Social Security for young workers.") are plainly false, and let Bush spend whatever political capital he has trying and failing to shove something down the throats of the American People that they don't want, and never voted for.
If Bush keeps calling cutting Social Security "saving" it, not only will he fail, but continuous attention will be drawn to the totally Orwellian way the man uses language. The Democrats should LOUDLY refuse to support ANY program that takes funds out of Social Security - proudly. They should wear their support of Social Security like a rapper wears bling.
"The AARP and the Democrats think if you divert some money from the trust fund [the existing program will be undermined.] That is true on its face. It does decrease the level of the trust fund. - James McCrery (R- La)
Yes, that IS true on its face, isn't it?