The Babe Theory Of Political Movements.
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Iran's Sham Election In Houston.
June 20, 2005 5:36 AM
Yes, Kanye, Bush Does Care.
Oct. 31, 2005 12:41 AM
Health Care vs. Wealth Care.
Nov. 23, 2005 3:28 PM
Americans Voting With Their Feet.
Nov. 30, 2005 1:33 PM
Idea Majorities Matter.
May 12, 2006 6:15 PM
Twilight Zone Economics.
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The "Shrinking" Middle Class.
Dec. 13, 2006 1:01 PM
From Ashes, GOP Opportunities.
Dec. 18, 2006 6:37 PM
Battle Between Entitlements & Pork.
Dec. 21, 2006 12:31 PM
Let Economic Freedom Reign.
Dec. 22, 2006 10:22 PM
Biggest Health Care Moment In Decades.
July 25, 2007 4:32 PM
Unions Antithetical to Liberty.
May 28, 2008 11:12 PM
Right To Work States Rock.
June 9, 2008 12:25 PM
Social Security Reform Thursday.
March 13, 2008
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Mar. 14, 2006
Quotational Therapy: Obama.
Apr. 4, 2008
Mainstream Melee: Wolfowitz.
May 19, 2007
Pundit Roundtable: Leaks.
July 9, 2006
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Minorities Want Social Security Reform.
Previously, WILLisms.com noted how Social Security reform would benefit minorities. Unfortunately, the elites of "the Left" are knee-jerkedly mounting powerful opposition to reform.
Andrew Roth, of SocialSecurityChoice.com, notes that Congressional Democrats opposing Social Security reform are not listening to their own base.
Senators like John Kerry, who claim that "President Bush is hyping a phony crisis" on Social Security, are woefully out-of-touch with their supporters.
Pollster John Zogby notes that "Democrats are very busy turning 48 percent of the vote into a free fall, and that's not easy to do. They are not talking to their own base, let alone to the rest of middle America."
Republican pollster Whit Ayres agrees:
"The personal accounts have enormous appeal, whether Republicans or Democrats. That's going to create some challenges for the Democrats who are standing foursquare in opposition to the president's proposal. They stand to alienate a lot of younger people who would like more control over their retirement assets."
"Democrats are missing the boat on a number of issues that can be of appeal to their own base. On Social Security reform, you are looking at younger voters, union members and minorities that find this idea popular."
The Washington Times reports:
"An Annenberg poll in December showed that 54 percent of Hispanics supported the concept of 'allowing workers to invest Social Security funds in the stock market.'
While the liberal media establishment and the left hemisphere of the blogosphere confidently forecast that Republicans split over Social Security, that Bush has finally met his match, and even that liberals have already won the debate, this is simply not the case.
Eric Pfieffer, writing for National Review, notes, "Talk of a House GOP-White House split on Social Security are premature." He reports:
"While reform opponents enjoy their fractured-party fantasy, the president and congressional Republicans are getting down to business."
WILLisms.com will continue to follow the debate on Social Security reform. Look for the dynamic to change significantly following the President's State of the Union Address this Wednesday night.
Posted by Will Franklin · 31 January 2005 03:38 PM