I must say, I hope the supporters of Social Security aren’t resting on their collective laurels just because the president’s jihad against the program got off to such an abysmal start.
Today, in newspapers and on websites across the country, headlines used words like ‘broke’, ‘bankrupt’ and ‘bust’ to describe what happens to Social Security when it starts running a deficit at some time in the middle of this century. Only weeks ago, President Bush was being forced to back off such misleading and deceptive language. And many Republicans were openly criticizing him for it. Now these are the words of choice in supposedly straight news reportage.
Supporters of Social Security really don’t have the luxury of letting one lie or distortion go unchallenged or unanswered.