At the same time, this is a chance to get out of the defensive crouch on Social Security and start attacking. A plan that doesn't have the support of the House Ways and Means Chairman or the Senate Finance Committee Chairman is in no danger of passing in the near future. Democrats would be well-advised to spend less time focusing on defending their position and more time launching vituperative attacks on the Bush view. It would be a shame to just let Bush wiggle out of this without paying a major price.
Indeed. The president's agenda is going down in flames. Time to keep punching.
I'm starting to think we may hear as much about social security privatization in the state of the union address this year as we heard about MARS in the last one.