Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Putting Your Tax Dollars To Work -- Against You!

An excellent post on Sirotablog discusses the cost of George W. Bush's "town hall" meetings to promote his scheme to dismantle Social Security. Thanks to Wonkette for publicizing David Sirota's post.
The outrages perpetrated in the name of Social Security privatization continue to mount. The Bush crew not only try to dismantle the most successful safety-net program in the history of the U.S. government in order to benefit Wall Street brokers, they lie about the finances, then they further deplete our already crisis-bound budget in order to build support for their anti-American scheme.
And in an interview a few days ago, Vice President Dick says that some Democrats are privately coming around to the president's position.
It is time to step up the protests. And while a few weeks ago I was prepared to defend Joe Lieberman on the basis of the numbers the Democratic Party needs to win back control of the Senate, today I think that if he cannot find the strength of character to oppose Bush on this issue, he needs to go.