Friday, February 25, 2005

Krugman explains Thomas Frank

In Kansas on My Mind, Paul Krugman explains how the right wing uses the strategy that Thomas Frank described in What's the Matter With Kansas? to attack anyone who opposes the privatization of Social Security.
[I]t doesn't matter that Social Security is a pro-family program that was created by and for America's greatest generation - and that it is especially crucial in poor but conservative states like Alabama and Arkansas, where it's the only thing keeping a majority of seniors above the poverty line. Right-wingers will still find ways to claim that anyone who opposes privatization supports terrorists and hates family values.

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