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Sounds like Nixon’s plan in ’68 August 9, 2010

Posted by WillardWhyte in Economy, Musings, Politics.
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I’d bounce you to this news story, but it’s easier to paste the whole maddening thing right here — and I despise the New York Post. Here it is:

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader John Boehner yesterday said Americans need to have an “adult conversation” about fixing Social Security and Medicare so the country doesn’t go broke — including possibly raising the retirement age to 70.
Boehner (R-Ohio) didn’t get too close to the so-called third rail of American politics — old-age benefits — but he wouldn’t rule out raising the retirement age somewhere down the road.
“There are a lot of options on how you solve these [problems], but I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
He said everybody “knows these programs are unsustainable in their current form.”
A federal report last week predicted Medicare will start running out of money in 2029 and Social Security will go broke in 2037.

Now, the problem is real. There are many potential fixes to it. I, for one, would hope that the House Minority Leader would have some. I suspect he does, in addition to the notion he made a glancing pass at — push the retirement age to 70.

He and his Redlegs are pushing real hard to take over the Congress and vote in all kinds of “options” for these two matters and countless others, to hear them talk. Things like a healthcare bill they didn’t like, stricter laws regulating all the abusive behavior that ruined financial markets two years ago and triggered the housing crash and the biggest recession since 1929.  And who knows what else.

I say that because I hear nothing from Mr. Boehner and the other “leadership” in waiting. They don’t want to tell us what they would do. We’re all mad at the current manager for leaving the closer in too long, so let’s just leave it at that, they figure.

Mr. Boehner has all these options in his head, you see, but he doesn’t “want to put the cart before the horse.” 

You know — like tell voters what his plans are before he’s sitting high and mighty up on the Speaker of the House horse. Then he’ll feel real comfortable telling us what he and his buds are going to do.

There’s a lot to be fixed yet, and the Blues ain’t nothing to write home to Mama about lately.

But being one of the stupid still-angry chumps in the “cart,” I’d like to know exactly where the hell you plan to point that horse, Mr. Speaker.



1. mode20100 - August 26, 2010

A+ would read again

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