Auros (auros) wrote,

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OK, that puts me back to Edwards for sure...

Another lesson in why you shouldn't listen to those consultants. Like Edwards did in '04, but didn't this round.

ETA: I should add, I'm not completely opposed to Obama's proposal, to remove the FICA earnings cap, making it less regressive. But I'm strongly opposed to heated rhetoric suggesting that Social Security is in dire trouble, when in fact the threat -- under ridiculously pessimistic assumptions set up by the Bushies -- is that in 35 years, if we do nothing before then, benefits would suddenly have to be trimmed by ~20%. Getting into a tizzy over SS is a mistake because it plays into right-wing framing. SS is not one of our big problems right now. Iraq, healthcare, and the need for a sustainable economy are all far larger problems.

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