Am I missing something? I thought Barack was campaigning as the one who was going to "change" Washington. If he is going to "change" Washington, how about he start by changing his distastful trait , it's called "lying". At least half of Americans know that the Social Security lock box was busted open years ago, and all that remain is IOUs. We are a point in our country where the amount of contributors to the amount of recipients is at two to one. That means two contributors are paying into the system for one recipient of Social Security benefits. George Bush was harshly attacked a few years ago for actually trying to address the inevitable collapse of Social Security. Democrats decided to attack his possible solution of partial privativation of SS. Even with the criticism of Bush's plan, Democrats didn't present a plan of their own. Now the magic empty suit aka Barack Obama is spewing rhetoric of fear to seniors citizens about John McCain's plan to overhaul and try and save Social Security. I don't know how Barack Obama and his fellow liberals can sleep at night. Think of it this way. Social Security is going down like the Titanic did when it struck the iceberg many decades ago. In this case Democrat liberals don't want to be honest with seniors that Social Security is indeed sinking and drastic changes need to happen, Democrat liberals are openly lying to seniors telling them everything is just find and nothing needs to change. When Obama was in Oregon a week ago, he meet with senior citizens at a photo op. This is one of his quotes
So my question to the great savior of utter stupidity is simple. What is his plan to save Social Security without drastically increasing taxes and increasing the eligibility age? That question would be enough for Obama to start to go into massive stuttering due to a lack of an answer. Barack Obama is so lucky he doesn't have to debate the likes of me. Obama isn't an oracle of change, he is apart of the same problem. He's a typical Washington insider liberal. They are so good at criticizing other people's plans to fix problems, but they never seem to be able to produce a plan of their own. In this case Obama is no exception. The only plan Obama has is to use fear that John McCain is the evil Republican bogey man that is out to rob seniors of their social security. This is another Obama quote "We have to protect Social Security for future generations without pushing the burden onto seniors who have earned the right to retire in dignity," I guess the Harvard graduate doesn't realize that Social Security is a "supplemental" benefit to a senior's retirement not a replacement for it. Pandering obviously doesn't solve problems. A candidate of real "change" knows that.