President Bush made a personal appeal on Friday to one of the nation's most powerful business lobbies to help him sway wary lawmakers to back his beleaguered Social Security plan. The National Association of Realtors, the largest political action committee in terms of direct contributions to federal candidates, has so far sat out of the Social Security fight, while powerful labor unions and retirement organizations have rallied against Bush's plans for private accounts. "I ask you to contact the members of the House of Representatives and Senate, members of the Senate from your state, and encourage them to work in good faith to solve this problem," Bush told members of real estate group.
"We're in a bind. And now is the time to come together and fix the problem," Bush said.
So much for the "we have them right where we want them argument" that the talking heads have been babbling about on 24/7. This is the typical response when a question is posed on how bad the polls have showed that the American people are not supporting the President and his Social Security tour. If we use "Bay Buchanan" as an example, she'll usually say that the President has informed the public that there at least is a problem and the polls show that much. The problem is with the policy. Nobody wants their benefits cut.