If you want to get a message out, you have to get the message out. You cannot deliver your message only to the choir. <br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>May 20, 2005 latimes.com : Nation E-mail story Print Most E-Mailed<br>THE NATION<br>How Bush Makes Sure They Agree<br>A memo illustrates the way the White House is selectively casting members of the under-30 set to promote its Social Security plan.<br><br>By Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writer<br><br>MILWAUKEE — As President Bush resumes his cross-country campaign to promote his vision of Social Security restructuring, it's no secret that he is relying on outside organizations to help provide the supporting cast.<br><br>Yet a memo circulated this week among members of one group, Women Impacting Public Policy, illustrates the lengths to which the White House has gone to make sure the right points are made at the president's public appearances.<br><br>"President Bush will be in Rochester, N.Y., for an upcoming event and has called on WIPP for help," said the memo to New York-area members, from one of the group's leaders. "He would like to visit with local workers about their views on Social Security."<br><br>The memo went on to solicit several types of people "who he would like to visit with" — including a young worker who "knows that [Social Security] could run out before they retire," a young couple with children who like "the idea of leaving something behind to the family" and a single parent who believes Bush's proposal for individual investment accounts "would provide more retirement options and security" than the current system.<p><hr></blockquote><p>They're weeding out dissenters. I would expect nothing less from President Bush.<br><br>http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bush20may20,0,4316498.story?coll=la-home-headlines<br><br>
Ah, I see, LAT don't like that he's only targetting under-30's - the group which will benefit most from owning their own pension accounts (as opposed to government or corporate ownership).<br><br>I heard about one of the morning shows recently targetting the private account idea, and to prove how bad it was for people they picked someone aged 54 - mere months before the age 55 cut off - and showed they'd be better off on SoSec rather than with a private account.<br><br>Heck I'm 39 and I don't think that SoSec will be solvent when I get there. I also realise that a private account probably won't fix things (due to the shorter time I have to invest in), at least not by as much as I'd like it to. So I have other plans that do not include relying on SoSec.<br><br>But Bush targetting under 30's? Well d'uh, these are the people who's buy in is needed, since they are the people who will benefit the most from it.<br><br>Truth is a 3 edged sword.
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Holy Slight Of Hand, DisMan! You mean someone is actually stacking the deck for a public appearance? Hand-picking a cast that will support his POV? Selectively staging an event to skew public perception? Wow! I've never seen that before. Only Bush would ever think of something so devious.<br><br>Oy vay, dewd, how about some new news, eh?<br><br>BTW, what does Social Security have to to with "porposes"? They're just big fishies fer chrissakes! <br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p> But Bush targetting under 30's? <p><hr></blockquote><p>That's not quite it. Read it again.<br><br>Plus, this isn't about the LA Times. It was a conservative women's group that revealed this information. Blame conservative women if you don't like this news.<br><br>
My kind?, Mr. I Only Read the Best Newspapers Therefore I'm More Informed than You. Ooooooo... touchy, touchy, touchy.<br><br>I suppose I could say your kind always find yourselves necessary, too. After all, you seem to feel obligated to point out the "flaws" in other members' posts. Right?<br><br>
Ah... so if I'm the spelling cop, you must be the LOGIC POLIIIIIIIIIIICE!!!. *fanfare* I'm impressed. May I kiss your ring?<br><br>And to answer your question:<br>Times, Globe, Sun-Sentinel, CNN, NPR, ABC, CBS, WSJ, The Voice, NY Post, cereal boxes, inspection stickers, and anything else that's within reach, including the links others provide. Do I sit and read/watch every day? No. Do I have my favorites? No again. Do I take each source and each story on a case by case basis. You bet. And do I constantly remind everyone else how "well-informed" I am? Nope.<br><br>Back to you, Constable.<br><br><br>
Logic police is now a bad thing? <br><br>That's analogous to saying intelligence is a bad thing. <br><br>We argue issues using facts, logic, and a lot of opinions which are hopefully based on the facts and logic of any given situation. If you want to crucify me for finding errors in logic that people then use to form their opinions, then I take that as the ultimate compliment. Thank you sir.<br><br><br><br>
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