WASHINGTON - A new Social Security war room inside the Treasury Department is pumping out information to sell President Bush 's plan, much like any po
March 4, 2005

WASHINGTON - A new Social Security war room inside the Treasury Department is pumping out information to sell President Bush 's plan, much like any political campaign might do. It's part of a coordinated effort by the Bush administration. The internal, taxpayer-funded campaigning is backed up by television advertisements, grass-roots organizing and lobbying from business and other groups that support the Bush plan. The president's opponents are organized too, though they do not enjoy the resources of the White House or Treasury to sell their message.

Aren't we supposed to be fighting a war against terror? Is this even legal?

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