WASHINGTON - Republicans attacked the AARP as well as congressional Democrats on Wednesday as they struggled to build momentum behind President Bush 's call for personal investment accounts under Social Security. The AARP, which claims 35 million members age 50 and over, is "against a solution that hasn't been written yet," said House Majority Leader Tom DeLay after a closed-door meeting with the GOP rank and file. read on
If Tom Delay is so mad at AARP, then why doesn't he have a solution yet? You don't make a proposal without a proposal. Why does the G.O.P. think they can run around the country selling an "idea" using false rhetoric and not offer a concrete plan? Because it was a poorly thought out choice for President Bush and his ideologues that think the time is now to dismantle Social Security. They think they have the "political capital" "to say anything to the country, and the country will buy into it.