Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Agenda of the Roadblock

That's what fearless leader said about the 'obstructionist' Democrats who are--gasp--not letting him have his way with gutting Social Security. Gee willikers, georgie, after more than four solid years of getting your way, you're getting a little pushback. It's about freakin' time.

Cuz when you're driving a car towards a cliff, sometimes a roadblock is the best thing that can happen.

As far as Dems not offering an alternative plan--well, this is a fairly fictitional crisis. As my hero, the Cranky Yankee, so eloquently put it: "The CW has been that the SS problems are due to declining numbers of workers paying into SS in relation to the number of retirees. If it is accepted that the number of workers is declining then at some point they become retirees and that number would decline in a corresponding manner. Right? Or, if the baby boomers represent a glut of retirees in relation to the number of workers, even if the number of workers stays constant, as boomers leave the roles of the retired the problem becomes somewhat abated. Does it not?"

Now, if it had been me, I would have compared the glut of boomers to an unusually thick bowel movement squeezing through the colon of government support on its way to the toilet bowl of eternity: a bit difficult, perhaps unpleasant, but afterwards things are much easier.

So it's a good thing I'm not talking about it.



Blogger Melanie said...

Awesome analogy B. I couldn't agree more. AND funny too ;)

4:58 PM, June 17, 2005  
Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...


5:14 PM, June 17, 2005  

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