Thursday, March 17, 2005

BUSH THE FATHER Noam Scheiber unearths a comment George H. W. Bush made on the subject of Social Security privatization back in 1987:
I think it's a nutty idea to fool around with the Social Security system and run the risk of [hurting] the people who've been saving all their lives.... It may be a new idea, but it's a dumb one.
Someone get him Junior's phone number.

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