01/28/2005: Lies to Warm the Cockles of your Black Little Heart
Lies, damnably Lies and just about any other other Lies they can think of about Social Security...just keep falling like confetti from the mouths of GW and his propagandist minions. This latest article, Little Black Lies, by Paul Krugman (writer for the NY Times and Princeton economist) demonstrates more hyperbole by the master himself, GW on the subject. This time the "Race card" is being played for the permanently guilible and those dreaming of "living in an ethnic fairy tale:"
"Mr. Bush's argument goes back at least seven years, to a report issued by the Heritage Foundation - a report so badly misleading that the deputy chief actuary (now the chief actuary) of the Social Security Administration wrote a memo pointing out "major errors in the methodology." That's actuary-speak for "damned lies."
In fact, the actuary said, "careful research reflecting actual work histories for workers by race indicate that the nonwhite population actually enjoys the same or better expected rates of return from Social Security" as whites."
Read more of Krugman's article to get the gist of how really "bigoted" this argument is and how it ignores not only the truth of the matter, but the very rationale for arguing for it in the first place.
Karen on 01.28.05 @ 11:45 AM CST