July 9, 2006

THEY DO LOVE THAT TAR BABY:

Social Security battle reignites (Amy Fagan, July 9, 2006, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

The seemingly dead issue of Social Security reform came to life again in recent weeks, with President Bush saying it should be high on the agenda and Democrats warning that Republicans are resurrecting their plan to privatize the system.

Mr. Bush, in a June 27 speech extolling the line-item veto, vowed to keep fighting to fix the impending financial crises in both Social Security and Medicare.

"If we can't get it done this year, I'm going to try next year. And if we can't get it done next year, I'm going to try the year after that because it is the right thing to do," Mr. Bush said in a speech in Washington hosted by the Manhattan Institute think tank. "Now is the time to solve the problems of Medicare and Social Security and I want your help."

Democrats immediately went on the attack, saying the president intends to bring back his plan to divert a portion of the Social Security payroll tax into personal accounts for individual taxpayers -- a plan that failed to gain traction last year.

All it takes is a few more Senate seats and Americans will get the partial privatization they keep telling pollsters they want and keep electing W and Republicans to pass.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2006 12:21 PM
Comments

Ya know, BushRove strategery is almost always a variation on tab-baby and/or rope-a-dope. Yet the Dems never seem to see or hear the freight train coming at them.

Posted by: ghostcat at July 9, 2006 2:35 PM
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