House Democrats Want Assurances?
House Democrats sought reassurances Thursday that Republicans wouldn't try to
bypass them by adding private investment accounts to Social Security legislation
at the last moment.
"This chairman has no interest, on a subject of this
importance, in playing 'gotcha' in any way," Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., who
heads the Ways and Means Committee, answered at the start of another hearing
that quickly degenerated into partisan bickering.
This according to an Associated Press article. Republicans don't need to play "gotcha", they need to clearly articulate the benefits of personal accounts as part of the social security plan. To date, the Republican effort has been piss poor. They need to articulate it so clearly that those who oppose such accounts would be recognized by the masses as the idiots they are. As of now, those who wish to keep the poor down in the gutters are crowing the loudest. The time has come for Republicans to wake up and logically convey the mammoth benefits to the country.
Just a thought.