Sunday, January 09, 2005

Reality-based community re: Social Security

This chart from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities compares the deficits produced over the next 75 years (how accurate can that be?) by
  1. Social Security,
  2. Medicare,
  3. Bush's tax cuts if made permanent, and
  4. Bush's tax cuts if made permanent for just the top 1%.
This is reality.

But as Bush's aide made clear, reality doesn't matter.
We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.
If Bush says that it's Social Security that's in crisis, that's the reality. The rest of us are doomed to just stand and watch.

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