Saturday, February 05, 2005


Here's today's DU craziness.

"In Bush’s vision of Social Security, every U.S. citizen who signs up for so-called “privatization” will be required by the government to hand over -- to corporations of the government’s choosing -- a portion of their hard-earned money.This is the final push towards fascism.

"They already have the executive, the legislature, the judiciary, the military, and the so-called church. And now they’re attempting to completely erase the line between corporations and government. They are trying to convince us that it’s just fine and dandy for corporations to levy their own taxes.

No matter how they phrase it, that is EXACTLY what is happening with Social Security right now. Instead of handing money over to the government to the benefit of many, they want us to hand money over to corporations to the benefit of few.

If we do not contact our senators and representatives, and let them know exactly what is at stake, we are finished. Ask them to stop using code words like “privatization” and “personal accounts” and “investments.” Don’t forget, these are the same people who were so easily tricked into using language like “weapons of mass destruction” and “eminent threat” and “liberation.” Try to educate your leaders. Most of them do not understand what’s going on.

This is the end game.

This is the final push towards fascism."

Fascism? That's funny, I thought it was just an idea for how to get Social Security, designed and built upon 1930's economic paradigms into the 21st century. I also like the way a voluntary opting out of a portion of Social Security (like most government employees have--when I was in the Army the Department of Defense had what was called the Thrift Saving Plan) and into a much better return turns magically into corporations "levy[ing] their own taxes."


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