Wednesday, April 10, 2013

from god's mouth to karl rove's ear

If you were watching CNN today, you may have seen this preview of the Republican 2014 campaign ads.

The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Mark Walden,  told Wolf Blitzer that using the chained cost-of-living index to Social Security "is balancing the budget on the backs of seniors"

I appreciate the sentiment, and sincerely hope more Democrats will, uh, get a clue. However, the fact remains that Social Security has nothing to do with Teh Budget (it's got its own), the debt, or any of the rest of that hoo haa.

Up until now the Repus have thought of puncturing Social Security as a means to even greater billionaire tax cutting. But now they seem to have suddenly discovered that 1) Many if not most of their constituents are old people (a.k.a. "senior citizens"), and 2) they vote. Some have even figured out how to write blogs.

Hey, Obama, nice little Senate you got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.

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