social security

Social Secruity Forums Come Under Fire

James B. Lockhart III, the deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration (SSA), has been appearing with Republican members of Congress -- including Tom DeLay -- across the country to promote the President's privatization plan. The New York Times (registration required) reports that:

Tom DeLay on CNN on Social Security and redistricting

The transcript:

JUDY WOODRUFF: With me now to talk more about the president's Social Security reforms and other issues is Republican Tom DeLay of Texas. He is the House majority leader. He joins us from Capitol Hill. Mr. Leader, the president is leaving the door open to raising the current $90,000 income cap on which Social Security is taxed. If that were to be raised, would that be a tax increase?

The Hubris!

Tom "The Hammer" DeLay, commenting on the opportunities for the Republicans this Congress in the Financial Times:

DeLay's private speech on Social Security was turning point

RE: Bush/DeLay Privatization Plan

DeLay signals no backing down on Bush/DeLay Privatization Plan

From the Washington Post:

All together now...

"The Bush/DeLay Social Security Privatization Plan."

That's what their Social Security proposal ought to be called. Majority Leader Tom DeLay had been backing away from taking this on a few weeks ago. Now it appears he thinks, based on polling, that they should move ahead. Okay, let's go.