THE NEWS BLOG

 
Steve and Jen bring you this daily review of the news
Premium Advertiser

News Blog Sponsors

News Links

BBC World Service
The Guardian
Independent
Washington Post
Newsday
Iraq Order of Battle
Agonist
NY Times
LA Times
ABC News
CNN
Blogger

 
Blogs We Like

Daily Kos
Atrios
Digby's Blog
Skippy
Operation Yellow Elephant
Iraq Casualty Count
Uggabugga
Media Matters
Talking Points
Defense Tech
Intel Dump
Soldiers for the Truth
Margaret Cho
Juan Cole
Tbogg
Corrente
Gropinator
Just a Bump in the Beltway
Baghdad Burning
Wonkette
Howard Stern
Michael Moore
James Wolcott
Cooking for Engineers
There is No Crisis
Whiskey Bar
Rude Pundit
Driftglass
At-Largely
Crooks and Liars
Amazin' Avenue
DC Media Girl
The Server Logs

 
Blogger Credits

Powered by Blogger

Archives by
Publication Date
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
Comments Credits
Comments by YACCS
Monday, February 28, 2005

Stop Lieberman


Yes, President Bush's cock is just that big


Look, the real question is not if Bush loses the social security battle, but how. In the end, I think we'll get voluntary accounts, but not funded by Social Security money. Bush will save face, because there will be accounts, most Dems will support government sponsored, but not funded accounts, and Wall Street will be happy with the potential new customers. There is nothing wrong in offering an IRA-type account which is market based.

Which is, of course, vastly different than defunding social security, which is what the Bush plan entails. But since the GOP doesn't even want to touch that, Bush will probably accept his accounts without touching social security. Of course, the particpation rate in these plans, as they have been on the state level, will be so small that we will wonder what the fuss was about. And in the end, the issue will be where the money comes from, and social security will not be the place. But Bush has set it up so that he will have to accept some kind of victory, and this is the most palatable around, encourage investment, while not defunding social security.

However, the issue is not creating government-assisted investments, but stopping Joe Lieberman.

Once again, he's not listening to the party, but his own ideas.

But the fact is that ONLY Connecticut residents can stop him.

The rest of us can send letters to DNC Chair Dean and Senate Minority Leader Reid saying we will support a challenger, but that is an indirect act. ONLY Connecticut residents can hammer home the point that they expect him to oppose Social Security theft. They need to not only flood his office, but hand out flyers at Stop and Shop and Stew Leonards calling on people to ask Lieberman to save social security. You need to go to senior centers and American Legion halls and leaflet them. Catch Lottery players on pay day. Malls on weekends.

You need to organize meetups and use town meetings to hammer home the point. Get town councils to pass resolutions to save social security, and calling on Lieberman to join Reid, Dodd and the other Democrats in doing so.

It is clear that ONLY with Lieberman's help can Social Security be defunded. However, ONLY Connecticut residents can put real pressure on Lieberman. They also need to make sure that his office is flooded with in-state letters and calls. It has to be locally based and done from within the state.

This is cheap to do, maybe $20 for flyers and some time. But it only matters if the people doing the agitating are his constituents. If Santorum can get a nasty shock, Connecticut residents can do the same to Lieberman. Because he doesn't represent the rest of us.

posted by Steve @ 3:40:00 PM

3:40:00 PM

The News Blog home page





 

Editorial Staff
RSS-XML Feeds

Add to My AOL

Support The News Blog

Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More
News Blog Food Blog
Visit the News Blog Food Blog
The News Blog Shops
 
 
 
Operation Yellow Elephant
Enlist, Young Republicans