If you have some better suggestions about how to stabilize Social Security instead of just babbling into the vapors, let me know. And yes, I’ve made some plenty smart cracks about people on Social Security who milk it to the last degree. You know ‘em too. It’s the same with any system in America. We’ve reached a point now where it’s like a milk cow with 310 million tits! Call when you get honest work!This is really the kind of crap I could read on any blog, or blog comments thread. But I guess we don't expect much better from our public figures, who follow the examples set by the lowest common denominators instead of vice versa, leadership having had its day and passed away with all the rest of the outdated ideals we tossed on the trash heap. Social Security, thanks to Obama and his bipartisan fetish, will join them soon enough.
UPDATE: Over at Altercation, Reed Richardson puts the options into a tidy bombshell and lobs it at the snooze media:
Unfortunately, the press coverage over the next few months will likely serve up more of the same thin gruel, when it should facilitating a larger debate about our nation’s priorities. But for a news media that admittedly suffers from an inability to process and publish complex stories, there’s actually a fairly clear way to present this contrast: the Social Security shortfall over the next 75 years roughly equals the revenue to be gained from repealing the Bush tax cuts for the top two percent of Americans.Even baggers can get it when it's put like that, but will the New York Times?