February 16, 2005
Scare TacticsLast week, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca) gave an excellent speech at the San Francisco Senior Center about the lowdown on Social Security privatization.
She mentioned a White House memo marked "not for attribution" which states, "For the first time in six decades the Social Security battle is one we can win – and in doing so, we can help transform the political and philosophical landscape of the country”, confirming that the ultimate goal is not to "strengthen" Socials Security but to destroy it.
Also, this memo supposedly outlined ways to justify privatization by using alarmist language like "crisis", "bankruptcy" and "collapse". Regarding this tactic, she said:
I couldn't have said it any better. Check out the speech here; it's worth a read.
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