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Bush's Idle Threats

President Bush is threatening Democrats that if they don't support his plan to end Social Security people won't vote for them.

"President Bush (
news - web sites) concluded a three-state swing to sell his plan to restructure Social Security (news - web sites), warning Democratic opponents Tuesday that they will suffer political consequences if they continue to oppose his proposal without providing one of their own.

Flanked by Republican Sens. Pete V. Domenici (N.M.) and John McCain (Ariz.), Bush invited Democrats "to come to the table" to help devise a solution to shore up Social Security's finances. 'I believe there will be bad political consequences for people who are unwilling to sit down and talk about the issue,' he said."

Am the only one still waiting for a plan? I hear all this talk, I still haven't heard a plan. I've heard how bad the current system is bad and I've heard that Bush won't rule anything out, but I haven't heard that he has ruled anything in. How can we support something that doesn't exist? The thing Republicans better worry about is that if they don't start to accomplish some of the things that rank-and-file Republicans sent them to Washington to do, that they won't get the votes next time.

Republican office holders have no intention of doing anything about Social Security. Or abortion. I mean what would they campaign on next election cycle if they couldn't scare people with abortion as birth control and Social Security will never be around for you? They couldn't get elected. Bush kinda slipped up here and let the cat out of the proverbial bag. He simply confirmed what we already knew, Republicans are more interested in winning elections than in governing once those elections are won. The end is near for this group.


At 3/25/2005 09:45:00 PM, Blogger Lisa Engels said...

Good read.


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