This morning when I turned on my computer – these headlines greeted me from my Yahoo opening page:
AP: Obama Claims GOP Trying to Destroy Social Security.
In that story AP states that a bipartisan committee was set up by the President to make social security more secure. It does not name the bipartisans, nor give us any background on them. I can tell you my own friends are pretty clueless, and I’m guessing many of yours are.
In another headline earlier this week:
Obama: GOP wants to Privatize Social Security.
Why is he setting us up? Any ideas. Because Paul Krugman, Dean Baker, Jamie Galbreath and others are hitting back? Because Paul Ryan is getting some press, even though he is soundly trounced by Paul Krugman. Washington Post gives him plenty of space. Because he is hearing from the Congress that people are becoming aware of what’s going on – even the “lesser” people – even the F****n retards (and what is worse than an elderly f***n retard) – even the “bleeding heart liberals” that Durbin admonished: Everyone has to make sacrifices. I have faxed Durbin’s office for a list of his sacrifices. How about him and other senators paying for all of their healthcare – just a gesture to the taxpayers, many of whom have no healthcare. I plan to go to one of his meetings with a list of my own sacrifices. No. 1 on that list is that I lost almost half of my portfolio because people like him weren’t doing their job.
Or is it because he wants to seem tough and embattled. And, when he does some sleight of hand, some backroom card dealing – and the program comes out weaker than it is now – we’ll have understood – well he did try but “we just don’t have the votes.” Since we now know that Gingrich and Clinton were working behind the scenes – can we doubt that we’re in for some unpleasant surprise.
Any ideas. I’m flummoxed but I know this: it’s not in the working class’ interest. Repeat, it is not in our interests and if it were a matter of less importance I might enjoy the Obanamic theatrics. I can assure I. will.not.