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Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween Special: Return of the Dead Proposal

Just in time for Halloween, it's the attempted return of the dead proposal. What is it with the sudden interest in Social Security?:

In the link above Bush says he was advised not to talk about Social Security, but gosh darn it, he's going to talk about it anyway. He says the same thing in another speech a few days earlier, but adds the claim that he no longer has trouble with that "fuzzy math" stuff:

An issue that I've been talking about for quite a while is one that, oh, some said you probably shouldn't talk about. But I didn't come here not to deal with major problems. .... And the reason I've been talking about it is because I understand the mathematics of Social Security.

Do you think Bush will end up looking like a knight in shining armor defending Social Security's future despite the difficulties posed by a partisan congress and opposition from advisers, party members, pundits, and so on, or is this just another case of Bush ignoring good advice and forging ahead anyway?

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