Holy Flashback Batman!

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    <center><h1><font color=purple>Holy flashback Batman...!</font></h1></center>

    Shades of Campaign '04! Never ones to retire old tricks, Dubbyuh's handlers have stacked the audiences at Dubbyuh's appearances on the stump for his "plan" to "save" social security with party loyalists. No dissenting voices are allowed. Just like the good ole days out on the campaign trail, where never is heard a dissenting word.

    But the election is over, and yes, the chuckle-head won. And no, he <b>DOESN'T</b> have a mandate, no matter how much he wishes otherwise. His own party is beginning to feed on its own as the whole issue of social security rears its head. And, his ratings in the polls are sinking like the Titanic.

    Before Dubbyuh decided to create a crisis in social security, the Social Security commission reported that it would be solvent until 2042, at which point, it would begin paying out more than it took in. But the reality of the matter is that in 14 of the last 47 years Social Security has paid out more than it took in, so this dire warning is essentially meaningless. If, as the Administration talking points imply or state outright that Social Security trust funds have no real assets, then the treasury bonds held all over the world aren't real assets either, and not worth the paper they are printed on. That's a real confidence builder for the folks overseas that are holding US debt.

    As Dubbyuh told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the real debate on the issue will be one of whether there is actually a problem or not. Of course, Dubbyuh would have alot more credibility if he hadn't been beating this horse since 1978, when he first ran for Congress. In '78, he said the Social Security was going to be "...flat bust..." by 1988. The only thing that went "flat bust" in Dubbyuh's little world was Arbusto Energy.

    So, Dubbyuh fields softball questions from slavishly adoring crowds, safe in his bubble. Unsullied by the real world, our very own American Nero fiddles on.

    Holy shit Batman!
     
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    Gee bully, my take was that they were targeting RED states, with at least one blue senator or representative required. Thus hitting a 'believer' state with dissent allowed. Would you be more comfortable if the were talking only to their believers? :banana:
     
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    Of course Bully has a hard time with what the President is doing. He knows the President will be effective. The President is taking his plan directly to the people. Since Bully has utter contempt for the will of the people and thinks they need to be governed by some leftist elitist rather than allow them to make their own choices, he of course does not want the people to actually have a voice in the matter.
     
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    Did any former president believe that social security needed to be addressed and was in danger of not surviving? A former president say Clinton?
     
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    Holly Bully Caped Crusader! are you going to answer my question?
     
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    This is going to be fun.

    "We have a great opportunity now to take action now to avert a crisis in the Social Security system. By 2030, there will be twice as many elderly as there are today, with only two people working for every person drawing Social Security. After 2032, contributions from payroll taxes will only cover 75 cents on the dollar of current benefits. So we must act, and act now, to save Social Security."

    George W. Bush? No, William Clinton: February 1998.

    It was just one of the quotes that Clinton used when attempting his fix of SS in 1998.

    http://magic-city-news.com/article_2978.shtml
     
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    Amazing how memories are affected when partisan politics preveil.
     
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    It must REALLY suck to be a lib!
     
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    Clinton proposed private accounts in addtition to, not supplanting entirely, the Social Security system. And, as I mentioned before, Dubbyuh;s been beating this horse since 1978.
     
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    That's right old son, you just keep those rose-colored shades on, take your meds and lay your little noggin back and think happy thoughts.
     

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