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Friday, April 29, 2005

Why Do Old Folks Hate America? 

I wonder - am I the only one who finds it odd in the extreme that the Naked Emperor thinks it would be a good idea to replace a successful insurance program with an enormous welfare program? Of course, really, it's not odd at all - by making Social Security applicable only to the poor, Chimpy would succeed in destroying the popularity of the program, and move one giant step closer to his real goal of doing away with Social Security entirely. He's been working on it for almost 30 years; he's not about to give up now.

Meanwhile, the Economic Policy Institute has published this interesting analysis by L. Josh Bivens (link via MaxSpeak), who argues pursuasively that Social Security would be much closer to long-term solvency, if only the corporofascists would stop ratfucking people who work for a living. But really, who cares - they're just gonna get old, anyway. Who needs that?




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