February 2, 2005
Window DressingCheck out this Tom Toles cartoon.
So George W. Bush and his party stick out a finger in the wind and realize it isn't blowing the way they like it. From the NYT:
...the polls and focus groups that Mr. Bush says he ignores show that the public doesn't like to hear the word "private" when the topic is Social Security. So the administration now scrupulously uses the label "personal accounts" and in a 104-page book on selling the plan, it urges Congressional Republicans to do the same.
Privatize to personalize. Crisis to serious problem. Before you know it, they'll start telling us the sky isn't blue, it's periwinkle.
Come on. Playing these silly word games won't get us anywhere.
Let's call things what they really are, shall we? It's private accounts, private accounts, private accounts.
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