Democrats Bash President's SS plan

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...ap/20050128/ap_on_go_pr_wh/social_security_12

    Not that this is a very big surprise to anyone but the Democrats are bashing the Presidents plan to reform social security. From what I have seen its a very good plan.

    What i find amazing is their mantra that SS doesnt need reforming. Funny how it was a huge issue for Bill Clinton who did nothing with it and yet now that President Bush is in office there is no problem. Watching them lately is just really funny.
     
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    I'm not sure they really wanna be known for shooting down an attempt to fix SS but as a party they have NOTHING to go on except the anti-Bush agenda. Pitiful bunch of folks really. Stabbing each other in the back behind the scenes
     
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    I think it is funny that the R's deemed it not important during Clinton's Administration now they think it needs reforming right now and nothing else will do. In this case it is clearly a Partisan battle. The R's want to get the credit for fixing something in their fashion rather than the D's fashioning the fix in their manner (raise taxes and lower the benefits). I tend to like the R's position better (mine is do away with the garbage entirely as the government is not supposed to be a blanket for financial security).
     
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    Pres Clinton's budget did contain SS reform: http://www.ssa.gov/history/ssa/ssa2000chapter4.html, much of which was co sponsoered by Sen Kennedy and Sen Jeffords....

    They could have done more, since they had control of the senate (with Jeffords jumping the GOP ship, and all....)

    I guess it was more important to just "tweak" the system, and not really make a meaningful change, right?
     
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    Actually if i remember right the Republicans wanted to reform Social security then as well. Problem is that Clintons plan really didnt fix the solution. It was mostly rhetoric so when the Republicans in Congress said yeah lets reform it and here is our plan the Dems freaked out and got silent on an issue.
     

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