Social Security Slam Dunk by Richard Cohen
Why do I think that the Social Security "crisis," as President Bush characterized it yesterday, is the domestic version of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Could it be that I am hearing the same sense of false urgency? Could it be that the predicted insolvency of the Social Security system is something other than - yes - "a slam dunk"? I wonder.
My cynicism - like yours - has been earned the hard way. Bush has a charming tendency to make up his mind and then seek the evidence for his decision. This is how he went about deciding to go to war in Iraq - telling Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to produce a war plan in the days right after 9/11. Bush wanted war with Iraq, he got it - and now we're stuck with it...read on