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Calculate Your Losses Under Bush Social Security Plan???

The above is brought to you by the Senate Democrats.

It’s adjusted for inflation, which is nice, and it uses calculations from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which is also nice…

…but the Democrats have their strategy wrong here. I receive, under their calculations, an annual cut of 24%, or $5616, under the Bush plan. But that level of specificity is deceiving, since it involves (if you read the fine print at the Democrats’ website) a set of assumptions about what Bush’s plan on Social Security might be.

The truth is much more dubious.

The truth is that Bush has no specific plan for addressing the Social Security deficits of the 2040s to 2050s.

There is NO Bush administration plan. Bush has NO plan.

This is the issue. Why, if Bush believes we’re in crisis, does he not have a plan?

If Bush thinks it’s all so horrendous and important, why doesn’t he have a plan?

4 thoughts on “Calculate Your Losses Under Bush Social Security Plan???”

  1. J. Matthew Cook says:

    Lakoff would say this is how we ought to frame the matter:

    Bush is screaming like Chicken Little about the sky falling, but he is not providing leadership. Bush is the No Plan Man.

  2. Bob S-K says:

    I saw a good witticism recently:
    How Would Jesus Save Social Security?

  3. jenniebee says:

    Hi – I found you through Be Bothered. You should track this back to one of the Social Security posts there, or plug your site in the comments – more people should see this post!

  4. J. Matthew says:

    Hee, hee, Bob! Thassa good one.

    And jenniebee, thanks a bunch for sending us on to Be Bothered! It’s a very interesting, unconventionally-organized site.

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