Saturday, February 05, 2005

Obama: On Social Security?

In the Morris Daily Herald Owen R. Brugh reported that Illinois Senators are opposed to the President's plan to save Social Security.

Though Brugh reported that Obama said he would work with the President to fix Social Security, Obama quickly clarified.


“The question is whether the president and the Congressional Republican leadership are open to an honest exchange of ideas ... rather than pursuing a partisan political agenda.”

Evidently the Democrat's definition of "working together" or "an honest exchange of ideas" is for President Bush to propose an idea, democrats yell out "no" during the state of the union, and give no alternative plan of their own.

And for what its worth - it shouldn't be considered a "partisan agenda" to try and fix the Social Security system which will run a deficit in 2018 and be more than 250 billion in the hole by 2042. How 'bout some ideas Senator?

2 Comments:

Blogger AmericanPatriotLegion said...

Give me a break! Just because somebody doesn't jump to agree with a right wing nutty idea like privatizing Social Security doesn't mean that they do not want to fix it. The problem is that the Republican party would rather do a quick fix which would help Wall Street more than the average joe than to seriosly think of how to help out normal people. I am a proffesional investor (meaning I trade on average $10,000 or more a month in currencies and the stock market.)and it is not a place for the everyday person. Have you ever heard of the term "it's a dog eat dog world" well the stock market makes that look like the understatment of the year and the moment that you get a bunch of untrained people throwing their social security into the market is the moment you will have a bunch of broke people. The market chews those who don't know they are doing up and spits them out. I know, I have been there. When I was starting out it was not unusual for me to lost between $300 and $400 a day. All parties agree that SS needs fixed, not all parties think that is should be fixed in favor of Wall Street, if they privatize SS I will see you at it's funeral.

As for Obama, I am from his district in Illinois and he is probably one of the best Senators that this state has ever seen. As with any freshman Senator he has not passed anything big yet, but come on he just got in their. Most freshman Senators don't even get heard of for at least their first term. Give him a break.

7:04 AM  
Blogger AmericanPatriotLegion said...

Give me a break! Just because somebody doesn't jump to agree with a right wing nutty idea like privatizing Social Security doesn't mean that they do not want to fix it. The problem is that the Republican party would rather do a quick fix which would help Wall Street more than the average joe than to seriosly think of how to help out normal people. I am a proffesional investor (meaning I trade on average $10,000 or more a month in currencies and the stock market.)and it is not a place for the everyday person. Have you ever heard of the term "it's a dog eat dog world" well the stock market makes that look like the understatment of the year and the moment that you get a bunch of untrained people throwing their social security into the market is the moment you will have a bunch of broke people. The market chews those who don't know they are doing up and spits them out. I know, I have been there. When I was starting out it was not unusual for me to lost between $300 and $400 a day. All parties agree that SS needs fixed, not all parties think that is should be fixed in favor of Wall Street, if they privatize SS I will see you at it's funeral.

As for Obama, I am from his district in Illinois and he is probably one of the best Senators that this state has ever seen. As with any freshman Senator he has not passed anything big yet, but come on he just got in their. Most freshman Senators don't even get heard of for at least their first term. Give him a break.

7:04 AM  

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