Friday, April 08, 2005

Tea and No Tea

I'm starting to really get annoyed at the media's inability to address the inconsistency in the GOP's general position about Social Security.

The basic question involves whether or not the trust fund is a "myth" or not. But the very people who are claiming that it's a myth are also the same people who are screeching about problems with its insolvency. The latest:

In response, White House spokesman Trent Duffy said Bush ``welcomes any activity that moves us'' in the direction of solvency for Social Security as well as personal accounts.

Any discussion of solvency is premised upon the notion that the trust fund is "real." Any politician or journalist who moans about solvency while bemoaning the lack of trust fund is a liar, an idiot, or a hack.