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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Dems Offer No Social Security Reforms

By Patrick O'Connor

House and Senate Democrats have decided against introducing an alternative Social Security reform plan yet, preferring instead to focus attention and criticism on President Bush’s proposals, according to a number of senior Democratic aides.

Democrats have been consistently critical of the president’s plan to create personal retirement accounts as a way to salvage the Social Security system, but they have not yet introduced a plan of their own.

The tactic could go either way. According to a Newsweek poll yesterday, 65 percent of Americans agree with Bush that the Social Security system is in crisis. But more people oppose his plan to fix the entitlement than support him.

During a Sunday morning interview on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) repeatedly declined to discuss specific Democratic alternatives to the Bush plan, focusing instead on the party’s broad goals for reform and the need to give Democrats a seat at the negotiating table...
Surprise surprise. Just like the President pointed out during the debates last year, a litany of complaints is not a plan. When will the Democrats realize that the average American won't buy this crap they're trying to pull? The President is taking the risk of trying to fix social security, something Clinton also said needed to be done. Now that it's not their guy at the top anymore, at risk of not getting the political brownie points their always searching for, their only strategy is to oppose every plan that is offered to Americans. Real nice.

And what is this shit about blaming the Republicans for not giving the Democrats a "seat at the negotiating table"? Was she too busy doing her make-up and hair during the State of the Union last week to hear the President say he's open to suggestions from both sides of the aisle? Specifics of the plan haven't even been laid out yet, but the left has already begun their blame-it-all-on-bush strategy. I guess I'll just never understand these people.

Apparently her lack of answers was enough to tick off even George Stephanopoulos. I heard he got pretty frustrated with Pelosi by the end of the interview. I may not agree with old Georgie boy on virtually anything, but a bright guy like that knows political suicide when he sees it.


 
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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Dems Offer No Social Security Reforms

By Patrick O'Connor

House and Senate Democrats have decided against introducing an alternative Social Security reform plan yet, preferring instead to focus attention and criticism on President Bush’s proposals, according to a number of senior Democratic aides.

Democrats have been consistently critical of the president’s plan to create personal retirement accounts as a way to salvage the Social Security system, but they have not yet introduced a plan of their own.

The tactic could go either way. According to a Newsweek poll yesterday, 65 percent of Americans agree with Bush that the Social Security system is in crisis. But more people oppose his plan to fix the entitlement than support him.

During a Sunday morning interview on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) repeatedly declined to discuss specific Democratic alternatives to the Bush plan, focusing instead on the party’s broad goals for reform and the need to give Democrats a seat at the negotiating table...
Surprise surprise. Just like the President pointed out during the debates last year, a litany of complaints is not a plan. When will the Democrats realize that the average American won't buy this crap they're trying to pull? The President is taking the risk of trying to fix social security, something Clinton also said needed to be done. Now that it's not their guy at the top anymore, at risk of not getting the political brownie points their always searching for, their only strategy is to oppose every plan that is offered to Americans. Real nice.

And what is this shit about blaming the Republicans for not giving the Democrats a "seat at the negotiating table"? Was she too busy doing her make-up and hair during the State of the Union last week to hear the President say he's open to suggestions from both sides of the aisle? Specifics of the plan haven't even been laid out yet, but the left has already begun their blame-it-all-on-bush strategy. I guess I'll just never understand these people.

Apparently her lack of answers was enough to tick off even George Stephanopoulos. I heard he got pretty frustrated with Pelosi by the end of the interview. I may not agree with old Georgie boy on virtually anything, but a bright guy like that knows political suicide when he sees it.