Friday, April 29, 2005

No Work

Sometimes they write themselves.

The Washington Post:
Bush's short and meticulously crafted statement about his position on future Social Security benefits presented editors and reporters with a choice: Should they lead with what he said ....

... or what he meant?

For all my ranting and raving yesterday - kudos to those of you that made it through that entire post - it is amazing how little was said at Bush's press conference. From the same Post article (I know, I depend upon them too much.):
Here, in fact, is the sum total of what Bush had to say that was new regarding Social Security: "I propose a Social Security system in the future where benefits for low-income workers will grow faster than benefits for people who are better off. By providing more generous benefits for low-income retirees, we'll make this commitment: If you work hard and pay into Social Security your entire life, you will not retire into poverty. This reform would solve most of the funding challenges facing Social Security."
Why on earth did that take an hour, and garner Bush the ire of millions of O.C. devotees?


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