Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed

So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)

Comments, questions, corrections, rebuttals are always welcome.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005
There Is A Plan and A Republican That Wishes Liberals Were Dead
Don't forget how these same Republicans rode AARP to victory in the Medicare sham bill last year. Now they're doing this, GOP Lawmakers Attack Democrats, AARP. Here is what the Majority Leader had to say:
Republicans attacked the AARP as well as congressional Democrats on Wednesday as they struggled to build momentum behind President Bush's call for personal investment accounts under Social Security.

The AARP, which claims 35 million members age 50 and over, is "against a solution that hasn't been written yet," said House Majority Leader Tom DeLay after a closed-door meeting with the GOP rank and file.
To me that means the Republicans haven't written or seen a plan from the President yet. But that article ends with this:
Younger Americans would be allowed to invest a portion of their payroll taxes on their own. In exchange they would receive a lower government benefit than they are now guaranteed, on the assumption that the proceeds of their investments would make up the difference. In addition, though, even younger voters who choose not to establish personal accounts would receive a reduced government benefit under Bush's plan, according to GOP congressional officials who have been briefed on the plan.
Another bright spot in the Republican Party
Nevada Democrats decry Gibbons' remarks
"I say we tell those liberal, tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, hippie, tie-dyed liberals to go make their movies and their music and whine somewhere else," he said.

He added it was "too damn bad we didn't buy them a ticket" to become human shields in Iraq.

Gibbons' comments in Elko came a week after he apologized for calling those who oppose corporate donations for President Bush's inaugural parties "communists."
I hope he wasn't planning on too many cross-over voters in his run for Governor.



Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger