March 5, 2005
DOESN'T A DEBATE REQUIRE OPPOSING VIEWS?:
Howard Dean debates issues with Pat Buchanan (AP, 3/05/05)
Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean and conservative commentator Pat Buchanan differed on many issues at a joint appearance in suburban Detroit.
But they agreed they're both concerned about the growing federal deficit and the movement of American jobs overseas. [...]
Buchanan also said something must be done to deal with federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Without changes, the Social Security trustees project that by 2042, the program won't have enough to pay promised benefits fully.
"Social Security and Medicare are Thelma and Louise, and they're headed for the cliff and we're in the back seat," Buchanan said.
Dean agreed that Social Security has problems...
So if Howard Dean and Pat Buchanan agree with George Bush, that SS needs to be reformed, how can the press think reform is dead? Posted by Orrin Judd at March 5, 2005 7:08 AM