Friday, February 04, 2005

OK, I admit, I'm confused.

According to the LA Times:

A Bush aide, briefing reporters on the condition of anonymity, was more explicit, saying that the individual accounts would do nothing to solve the system's long-term financial problems.

But I thought the whole reason that we needed private/personal/individual accounts (choose whichever word you think polls best) is that Social Security was in a "crisis." But if personal accounts won't solve this crisis, then why are they a part of the discussion?

There is a disconnect somewhere and I think someone needs to tell the White House, unless *gasp* they already know, and there policy and belief is that confusing and diverting are the best (only?) way to sell this boondoggle to the public.

Nah, not this White House, they wouldn't do something like that.