Sunday, January 16, 2005

My home town paper shows some spine ... callling a lie a lie

Editorial: Social Security/Blacks get more, not less, from it
Of all the lies -- let's call them by their right name -- that the Bush administration is spreading about Social Security, none is as vile as the canard Bush repeated last Tuesday, when he said, 'African-American males die sooner than other males do, which means the [Social Security] system is inherently unfair to a certain group of people. And that needs to be fixed.' That is an entirely phony assertion; it has been debunked by the Social Security Administration, by the Government Accountability Office and by other experts. Bush and those around him know that. For them to repeat what they know to be a blatant lie is despicable fear-mongering.

Wow. The Strib is usually as dull as dishwater. Someone must have put something in the water coolers. Good for them.

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