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Social Security Reform is a done deal

I turned on Aaron Brown's News Night program tonight to see him interview uber clown Paul Krugman on the subject of Social Security reform. Because I've been paying into this "New Deal" program my entire life I listened with interest to the Krugman barometer. In short, the Princeton "Economist" believes that SS reform will NOT pass congress and this forecast almost assures a speedy passage of whatever the President submits to the hill this summer. No one - and I mean no one - is more consistantly wrong on politics than PK.

Krugman did provide one of the (unintentionally) funniest before and after moments during the 2004 election. Check out these abstracts from the NYTimes web site:

November 2, 2004, Tuesday (When he thought he would win)
Faith In America By PAUL KRUGMAN
ABSTRACT - Paul Krugman Op-Ed column says he is moved by pictures from Florida of early polling, showing long lines of citizens waiting sometimes for hours to cast their ballots; says it is clear that they--and, he believes, America as whole--have refused to give in to cynicism and spin; says most Americans, regardless of their politics, understand that this is crucial election, and that never before has their vote mattered so much for nation's destiny.

November 5, 2004, Friday (After he lost)
No Surrender By PAUL KRUGMAN
ABSTRACT - Paul Krugman Op-Ed column on Pres Bush not as conservative but as radical leader of coalition that deeply dislikes America as it is and would eviscerate legacy of Franklin Roosevelt; advises Democrats to maintain their intensity and not succumb to defeatism, noting that Bush did not win in landslide and would not have won at all if not for still-potent aura of Sept 11 attacks; says Democrats are not condemned to permanent minority status because religious right is only one bloc of voters, who Republican party has learned to mobilize with wedge issues; urges Democrats to become equally effective at mobilizing own base.

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