AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 2/16/2005 04:08:00 PM ----- BODY: No "Crisis?" - Just saw Senator Chuck Schumer on Neil Cavuto's show. He said there's no crisis in Social Security, since it won't go broke for 40 years. When Cavuto pressed Schumer to explain why it was a crisis when Clinton was president and isn't one now, Schumer said he didn't think "Clinton had ever called it a crisis." Oh, really?
"This fiscal crisis in Social Security affects every generation." (President Bill Clinton, Remarks At Georgetown University On Social Security, Washington, DC, 2/9/98) "So that all of these achievements - the economic achievements - our increasing social coherence and cohesion, our increasing efforts to reduce poverty among our youngest children - all of them are threatened by the looming fiscal crisis in Social Security."(President Bill Clinton, Remarks At Georgetown University On Social Security, Washington, DC, 2/9/98)
So either Senator Schumer is unaware of Clinton's rhetoric, or he's lying. Listening to the Democrats talk about this issue, I think they are willing to say anything to stop the president's plans, so I'm more inclined to believe the latter. A special note to the webmaster of GOP.com - Stop capitalizing every word in quotes. It's annoying and bad grammar. Capitalization does not equal importance. --------