President George W. Bush cites urgent need for Social Security reform during town-meeting style event in Ohio today....
Bush fisked Congress for not acting on his Social Security and Medicare reform proposals sent to them year after year, as part of his explanation why he has recently set up a bi-partisan commission---made up of members of both the Senate and House of Representatives---to come up with a bi-partisan plan to get the job done. Finally.
Getting the sleeping, do-nothing, 97-day Congress waked up and off their butts---in an election year---to get this hovering vortex off the backs of future generations, will take more than a new commission. It will take a freakin' miracle.
Meanwhile, Capital Hill's political players continue to bury their heads and snooze in their marble-clad surround---fearful of even uttering the scary "S.S." words---as the ominous dark clouds loom large on the horizon.
I believe it was Confucious who said, "you can't keep the vultures from circling above, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair." So..., isn't it time to finally get the existing Social Security and Medicare problem vultures out of our collective national hair.... and keep them from picking future generations' pockets clean?
Hat tip to Mike Ramirez for political 'toon.