Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Digging a Hole... 

The good news is that a Washington Post poll taken recently shows that Americans disapprove by 55% to 38% of the President’s handling of the Social Security issue. The caveat is that we can expect the White House fundraising and message machine to deliver at least $100 million in ads, mailings, and spin on the issue in the coming months.

As Al Franken said recently, scaring old people is easy. The President is moving on, embarking on a mission to scare the young that their pensions won’t be there when they need them. Nonetheless, his hand is firmly attached to the third rail of American politics in an attempt to remake America in the image of neoconservative ideals. Killing Social Security is job one. But he may find Americans unwilling to play along.

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