February 4, 2005
Familiar RefrainGeorge W. Bush warned that Social Security will go bankrupt in ten years...back in 1978:
According to Gary Ott, who was then a reporter for the Plainview Daily Herald, Bush stopped by the paper’s little office "maybe five or six times. He’d sit down at my desk; he was a fun guy. He was very outgoing, very friendly, and we would argue politics since I was a liberal. We’d argue over Carter policies." Bush criticized energy policy, federal land use policy, subsidized housing, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("a misuse of power," he said), and he warned that Social Security would go bust in ten years unless eople were given a chance to invest the money themselves.I tend to be skeptical of someone's claims when his previous one is at least 18 years off.
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