Monday, March 14, 2005


Media Matters notes George Will's latest Social Security hackery. While he didn't invent the "2011 is the crisis date!" spin point (the person I saw peddling that first was Luskin, I believe), I'm curious about something else. I didn't do this item, but I did spend a few minutes trying to track down the wingnut communications post from which he got his claim that "between 2011 and 2016, Social Security outlays will exceed revenue by $32 billion." Usually this kind of wingnuttery bubbles up from somewhere, but I couldn't find it anywhere except Will's column.

But, hey, I'm just a silly blogger who doesn't have any editors. Will's editors appear to be asleep.