AARP'S "Horrible Handyman"
Have you seen the latest commercial from the AARP? The one where the handyman tells the woman "your sink is clogged, so we're going to have to tear down your house," or words to that effect? A demolition crew begins doing just that, as a voiceover says that Social Security can be fixed with some "minor adjustments."
THE OPPOSITE OF THIS COMMERCIAL WOULD BE TRUE:
The commercial SHOULD be of a construction crew coming to a house with a rotting foundation and an obvious lack of structural integrity, and telling the lady "I'm here to fix the sink." The voiceover would say that "minor adjustments" will not fix the structural flaws in the Social Security system, as debris falls on the handyman tinkering with the sink.
AFL-CIO Rally for Hypocracy
The AFL-CIO, a very large investor of retirement funds in the stock market, had a rally AGAINST letting everyone else invest their money the same way the union does for it's members. Some politician at the rally claimed that private accounts were a plot to let Wall St. STEAL millions of dollars from the public's retirement funds. This is rich on two levels. One, isn't it the UNIONS THEMSELVES that keep getting caught stealing pension money? Wall St. scandals have may have wiped out retirees who were forced to invest entirely in their own company, but that is nothing like the private accounts proposed for taxpayers. Two, this politician might answer who ALREADY STOLE all of the Social Security SURPLUSES over the last half century. Hint: It wasn't Wall St, or the unions.
THAT'S RIGHT, it was the POLITICIANS! HOORAY FOR HYPOCRISY!