Thursday, January 08, 2009

Is Obama Poised To Cut Social Security Benefits?

The New York Times reports Obama Promises Bid to Overhaul Retiree Spending, claiming, "overhauling Social Security and Medicare would be 'a central part' of his administration’s efforts to contain federal spending.

Obama says he wants to "rein in Social Security and Medicare." As we baby boomers go into retirement, the already bloated sacrosanct system is expected to consume more and more of a bankrupt treasury.

President Bush tried unsuccessfully to repair the bloated sacrosanct system as Democrats fought every measure to repair it. Now, Obama may try to curtail the growth of Social Security as well as medicare, another program that is sacrosanct to his party.

Will Democrats wake up and finally admit the system is in deep trouble? Or, will Kennedy, Reid, Pelosi and the rest fight Obama with as much vigor as they fought Bush over reform?

Will Obama be accused of trying to steal the elderlies retirement? Will Senator Al Franken debut in the Senate by taking the pacifier out of his mouth to body slam efforts to reform th system?

Will they admit they screwed up by not working with Bush a few years ago and actually fixing the system?

Campaign rhetoric is over and now, Dems must deliver for country, not the party nor more dictatorial power grabs.


Ms Calabaza said...

Hey Lew,

off topic, but are you flooded in your area. Take care of yourselves and give a holler if you need anything . . .

LewWaters said...

Thanks for asking, but no, we are high and dry. Well, not all that high, but dry nonetheless.

We are about 8 miles from the Columbia and it hasn't flooded yet. Our modest elevation, about 150 feet, keeps us out of the water when it does flood.

Angie Lee said...

I was working on a comment, Lew, but it got out of control so I chucked it (not really; it will be an AWESOME post on my own site!)

When I get it back up and running, I'll let you know, if you're interested....

LewWaters said...

Let me know when you are up and running.