Tuesday, March 01, 2005

On Social Security ...
According to a poll in Tuesday's USATODAY, the public support for the president's Social Security plan has dropped significantly. Paul Krugman of the New York Times thinks that's probably a good thing (free subsription required). Meanwhile, Jon Stewart thinks it's a funny thing ... On the other hand, I got an email filled with inaccuracies on Social Security ... so I thought I'd point people to two entries on Snopes.com dealing with it. First of all, Democrats alone did not screw Social Security up. Secondly, Congress DOES pay into Social Security. The real reason they won't fix it isn't that they don't pay into it ... it's that they don't NEED it. We'll continue to talk about Social Security over the coming days, weeks and months.