[Homestead] Personal Account disinformation
genegerue at ruralize.com
Thu Dec 30 14:48:27 EST 2004
I have yet to see the Bush proposal. If you have knowledge of where one can
read it, please post the url.
>>tvoivozhd---here are a few.
I have read many similar articles. At none of those urls is enumerated a
proposal by the White House; they are mostly reactions of various people to
campaign statements made by Bush, dating back to when he was still a
governor. This comes from the third url you offered, dated last month:
"The administration hasn't settled on any particular Social Security reform
plan," Joshua B. Bolten, the director of the White House's Office of
Management and Budget, said in an e-mail message in response to questions
about overhauling the system.
Social Security reform has been talked about for decades. Since he first
ran for president, Bush has lobbed many S.S. reform shots across the bow of
the U.S.S. Fear and has had the benefit of thousands of reactions ranging
from obeisance to outrage by columnists, pundits, think tanks and political
operatives. There have also been thoughtful reactions by interest groups,
most appropriately perhaps by AARP, whose constituency largely depends on
S.S. and which is still smarting from the negative reaction of its members
to endorsement of the Medicare bill just passed.
There have been lots of generalities. But I have yet to see a specific
proposal that can be addressed and evaluated. As usual, the devil is in the
details. And we do not yet have details.
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