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October 27, 2007

Edwards VS Social Security???

-- by Dave Johnson

At the bottom of this story: (also on Edwards' website)

Democratic hopeful John Edwards ... in remarks at an event last weekend:

"The American people need a president who will be straight with them — who will be honest about the greatest challenges our government faces. And one of the most important of those is the looming Social Security crisis. ...

WTF? Edwards using discredited right-wing language about a "looming Social Security crisis?"

The only, repeat, ONLY problem is that Reagan and now Bush have borrowed trillions from Social Security to give tax cuts to the rich and soon the government will have to find the money to start paying it back. That isn't Social Security's problem and old people shouldn't have to suffer because of huge tax cuts given to the rich.

So what is Edwards talking about? I had been thinking Edwards was closest to me politically, but I think Dodd has moved up to that honored position.

Update - OK, that got me going. Speaking of right-wing language I decided to check on Edwards' use of the term "tax relief." (follow that link.) He uses the term.

Checking further ...

So does Obama.

So does Hillary.

Sadly, so does Dodd. "Tax relief will also be offered for the construction of new buildings and the refurbishment of older buildings upon initial relocation or start-up."

Posted by Dave Johnson at October 27, 2007 8:50 PM

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