Thursday, February 05, 2009

Thanks, David Broder!

He helpfully writes in his column today: (emp add)
[Judd] Gregg and North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, respectively, have been pushing for the creation of a bipartisan commission that would tackle the looming bankruptcy of the three big entitlement programs -- Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Conrad told me that he deeply regrets the departure of his partner and does not know where to find a substitute.

But help may be on the way. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the No. 3 man in the Senate Republican leadership, quietly joined the Budget Committee last month. When I asked him why, he said it was to "help move the Gregg-Conrad commission proposal forward."
Relax, help is on the way in the person of Republican Lamar Alexander.

BTW, the definition of "looming" that applies here is "To seem imminent", which for Social Security is definitely not the case. Forty-plus years ahead is not "imminent".


Should we complain when they are getting off their fat asses and doing something about something before it's a crisis.

By Anonymous Rockie the Dog, at 2/05/2009 12:47 PM  

Yes we should, because it's called wasting time while there are REAL fucking crises out there that need action now. Dumbass.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/06/2009 8:17 AM  

They have certainly made every effort to see to it that Social Security and Medicare become untenable.
I think it is all part of their evil plot to fill the insurance companies pockets while killing off seniors in order to make room for the white babies they intend to mass produce by overturning roe and declaring uteri essential production units in the war on terra.
That's what I think.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/06/2009 12:23 PM  

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