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GWB Wishes He’d Privatized Social Security, Proves Democrats’ Point

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Apparently, George W. Bush thinks he hasn’t done enough damage.  Now he surfaces to say that he thinks his worst failure is not privatizing Social Security.  I’d  call that one of the Democrats’ bigger success stories.  It’s all in the perspective.  THE GOP is on the wrong side of public opinion and the wrong side of history.  

Americans do not want to lose their Social Security checks.  Young Americans want to believe it will be there for them.  With the current thinly-disguised GOP plan, it won’t be.  Thank you, George for proving our point. Today, a number of GOP candidates (Sharon Angle included)have scrubbed their websites and their language to deceive Americans about their intentions.  As many of you know, Angle first talked about eliminating Social Security, but now claims otherwise.  

These 2010 GOP candidates aim to turn Bush’ failure into a nightmare for the rest of America.  Americans of all ages will one day need their Social Secuity checks.  But gaming the system, de-funding the Social Security Trust Fund while handing the same monies over to Wall Street will only serve to force the collapse of the Social Security System.  The monies will also end up in wealthy executives’ bonus checks.  Bush and the GOP know this.  They hope that we don’t.

Young or old, if you care about your future economic security, trust (most) Dems to protect both your private pensions and your Social Security.  Don’t look the the GOP to protect your economic health.  If it were not for the Pension Security Act which The Clinton administration enforced, my own father would have been hurt when the corporation taking over his former company wanted to stiff retirees of their pension checks. The Democratic administration made sure that did not happen.  Thank you, Bill Clinton.  (When it came to Social Security, Bill Clinton flirted with and was on the brink of a privatization scheme of his own, though.)  Since then, most Dems have learned.  But Republicans never learn.

President Obama has said as recently as this past week, he will NOT allow the GOP to privatize Social Security.  Here in the 9th congressman Rick Boucher has vowed to protect Social Security from privatization schemes, unfair reductions, or elimination.  Let’s make sure the rest of Virginia’s Congressional delegation gets it, that voters will not put up with the theft of what’s left of most Americans’ economic security.  

It has been a rough time in America.  Through neglect and abuse of citizens, the GOP wrecked the economy in 2007-8.  Now it wants to have at us in a devastating way for most Americans.  Making things tougher should be considered out of the question.  But like so many maggots, the Milton Friedmanites keep at it. So, no, we are not staying home November 2nd.

  • Dan Sullivan

    Of course that really would have achieved what the right claims the left wants: destroying the economy.

    This would have wrecked government legitimacy enroute by diminishing rightful entitlements. Or maybe that was the real goal: destroying social security.

    Of course, Bush comprehends none of this. He is just mouthing lines provided by the same sources George Allen reveres.  

  • VADEM

    is he coming out of his bunker? No one, I mean no one on either side of the aisle gives a damn about what he has to say.

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    Are the GOPers simply tone-deaf or are they counting on the fact that far too many Americans are far too uninformed about the economic issues that are important to them?

    Right after the biggest Wall Street debacle since the Great Depression – a decline in the market that hit 401K’s with asset depreciation of anywhere from 25 to 50 percent – the GOP still keeps the destruction of Social Security in their sights.

    And never doubt, the goal is the destruction of SS, not “privatization” or “reform.” The goal is exactly what you outline: get that massive infusion of funds into the Wall Street casino so that over-paid “money managers” can get even larger bonuses and fees for their “expertise.”

  • blue bronc

    He couldn’t stay in the closet – eh?

    His ugly persona has been missing this year to really bring the D’s and everybody who is not nutty R to the ballot box.

    For a while it looked like he would out in public pushing his version of history, or at least someone’s version, in a book circuit on TV, Radio and print. But, someone(s) realized how hated the moron is and put him back in the cellar.

    Looks like he escaped. I feel a little better now about the Dem’s seat losses. The more the shrub is in public the better the Dem vote.

  • VADEM

    Are the GOPers simply tone-deaf or are they counting on the fact that far too many Americans are far too uninformed about the economic issues that are important to them?

    and yup. Perhaps this will get dems off the couch and to the voting places? I mean, if ANYONE can get the dems fired up it’s Bush. He is universally hated.

  • richmonder

    GWB is such a lovable nitwit, and this contribution to the national dialogue only two weeks from the mid-terms is absolutely in character. It reminds me of why I miss him.  

  • Teddy Goodson

    It was bound to happen, the resurrection of Dubya. We’ll be looking forward to his eventual canonization, just like Saint Ronnie. You watch, that’s on the agenda. Why now, you ask? Why not? The corporotists are filled with hubris, having hijacked the populist fury of the Tea Party, and, they think, about to buy the election of 2010.

    So, they think, let’s go for the whole enchilada, and get everything we wanted but didn’t quite get under Dubya, stuff like privatizing (i.e., stealing) social security, and, while we’re at it, no more climate change garbage, no more regulations, no more watchdogs—- let’s kick a*s everywhere. Why wait, lay the groundwork now so we can hit the ground running with our newly purchased Congress. Damn the torpedos! Full speed ahead!

  • blue bronc

    The thinkers of the extremist Republicans realized in August that bushie was going to be screwing up their election plans by being on his book tour. That is when they shoved him into the cellar.

    But, maybe a little of the bourbon bottle was still holding some booze because for some reason the Bush popped up out of the ground.

    Bush Memoirs postponed to help Republicans

       * August 6th, 2010 2:58 pm CT

    Random House’s Crown publishing group has announced that they are delaying the publishing date of former President George W. Bush’s memoirs entitled “Decision Points.”  While the publisher says that the ability to get attention for the book is more difficult before a big election day, another factor has to do with Republicans – including Bush – being concerned about any possible harm the book could do at the polls.

    Scott Paulson, DuPage County Conservative Examiner