Saturday, February 26, 2005

The New York Times > Washington > For Bush, a Long Embrace of Social Security Plan

A fair summary of Bush's position on social secuirty privatization.

I would have included the fact that there was a SS panic in the late 70's/early 80s immediately after this:

"One Tuesday in the summer of 1978... Mr. Bush went to Midland Country Club to give a campaign speech to local real estate agents and discussed the issue in terms not much different from those he uses now.

Social Security "will be bust in 10 years unless there are some changes..."

It was included later but would have made the story tighter with it placed there.

Maybe the NYT couldn't get themsleves to give the impression Bush was right too soon in the article.

But there is nothing that comes from this except that Bush did not poll test the SS issue .

The Left will clong to the quote from Edward H Crane that his "sense was that he was predisposed to go in that direction" to say Bush disregards other POVs.

A generally good article.

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