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Tilting at Windmills

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March 18, 2005
By: Kevin Drum

SOCIAL SECURITY FOLLIES....A correspondent emails to tell me about the latest Social Security agitprop running on CNN:

Wait until you see the new Bush Social Security ad. It's funny. It says "No one thought Social Security could ever go bankrupt....and no one thought the Titanic could ever sink either." Then it shows the demographic problem in a nice graph showing SS going into the red, and then the guy intones "...Then it will go bankrupt."

Then they show a clip of Bush from the SOTU: "But we must move ahead with courage and honesty."

....One of the other notable things they do is that they flash a chyron on the bottom that reads "Source: Social Security Administration", which of course is meant to make the whole thing look like it's from the SSA.

As he says, "Ah, the irony." Courage and honesty indeed.

Kevin Drum 5:57 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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