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Thursday, January 06, 2005

Shocking!

posted by Jazz at 1/06/2005 11:40:00 AM

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I never thought the day would come, but this information could almost make you think that the Bush team would consider intentionally lying or distorting the facts to get some of their policy initiatives through. In this case, in fact, it seems that they wanted to intentionally make the Social Security system look as if.... how did they put it?... "it's heading for an iceburg."
The success of President Bush�s push to remake Social Security depends on convincing the public that the system is �heading for an iceberg,� according to a White House strategy note that makes the case for cutting benefits promised for the future.

Calling the effort �one of the most important conservative undertakings of modern times,� Peter Wehner, the deputy to White House political director Karl Rove, says in the e-mail message that a battle over Social Security is winnable for the first time in six decades and could transform the political landscape.
Whatever shall we tell the children? Think of the children!!!