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Social Security Reform Thursday: Week Thirty-Six -- Lots More Beneficiaries Draining The System.
Thursdays are good days for reform, because they fall between Wednesdays and Fridays. And reform is a long-haul process, not a fleeting event. So we're going to keep plugging along with the case for reform, even as the issue goes off the political radar screen.
That's why WILLisms.com offers a chart or graph, every Thursday, pertinent to Social Security reform.
This week's topic:
A) Social Security has increasing numbers of beneficiaries (.pdf):
And more projected in the coming years. It's not rocket science.
B) Is there a commensurate increase in the number of workers to pay for those beneficiaries?
Again, not rocket science.
So, the solution we're seeing from nearly all Democrats and some Republicans: just ignore the entire reform process and hope the problem goes away. Politically, it easy to be a coward and avoid tough choices, dodging short-term consequences. It is harder, in the here and now, to be bold and do the thing that history will ultimately judge favorably.
It's a shame there are so many cowards in politics today.
The clock is ticking.
Previous Reform Thursday graphics can be seen here:
-Week One (Costs Exceed Revenues).
Tune into WILLisms.com each Thursday for more important graphical data supporting Social Security reform.
Posted by Will Franklin · 13 October 2005 08:29 PM
After week thirty-five with the File It Under Guys... Reform Thursdays will never seem the same!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 13, 2005 08:47 PM
Nice touch on Week 35, Will. I've found it harder and harder to do serious politics these days for two reasons - 1. it's done better elsewhere (here, for example) and 2. I'm reaching burnout.
Ergo, I loaded my guestblogging here with humor. I hope your silent readers and referrers weren't deterred but most people can appreciate a change of style/subject matter.
Posted by: Hoodlumman at October 13, 2005 10:09 PM
Hoodlumman you were awesome as usual! I had company and so much going on that I didn't get to play in blogland as much as I had hoped! ... I did let Cindy use my computer and she thought Reform Thursday and Wunderkrauts mullet post were great! She told me she had a mullet once upon a time...
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at October 13, 2005 10:23 PM