March 02, 2005
Orwellian Once Again
And we hand the mike to Atrios:
The AARP, which claims 35 million members age 50 and over, is 'against a solution that hasn't been written yet,' said House Majority Leader Tom DeLay after a closed-door meeting with the GOP rank and file.
Younger Americans would be allowed to invest a portion of their payroll taxes on their own. In exchange they would receive a lower government benefit than they are now guaranteed, on the assumption that the proceeds of their investments would make up the difference. In addition, though, even younger voters who choose not to establish personal accounts would receive a reduced government benefit under Bush's plan, according to GOP congressional officials who have been briefed on the plan.
I'll stop calling the Bush administration "Orwellian" when they stop using 1984 as an operations manual.
Posted by DeLong at March 2, 2005 12:28 PM