Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Bass, Cows and Social Security.
There were only about 7 regular citizens there and several issues were discussed. Paying down the debt, Congress stop raiding the fund, stop making the generations exclusive of eachother, raising income cap for contribution into the plan, getting a handle on illegal immigration, taxing imports to contribute into the fund, dogs and cats living together and the Sox moving to Stark. Quite a few interesting ideas on how gumment should fix a plan that is not yet quite broke. I did ask the Congressman if he was the go to guy to secure funding for a veterans PTSD facility in Manchester VA. After I explained to him what PTSD was, he said "Sure, I'm your guy". Yeah, sure you are. You're my guy if I need to freshen up my garden this spring. You folks didn't miss much. There weren't even any press there. Just a load of mooo.
It's sad that more people weren't there to burst Bass's happy bubble, but he's getting it everywhere. He got a big time grilling in Epsom the other day:
The move to destroy Social Security is based solely on ideology - and Alan Greenspan has become no more than a shill for the neocons. Borrowing $2-4 trillion to fix something that isn't broken makes no financial sense. Greenspan's expiration date is up. Bush's too, for that matter.
Keep fighting the good fight!