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Saturday, April 30, 2005
Call me crazy, but the House Ethics Committee rules changes reversal, the imminent Tom Delay investigation, the John Bolton apparent defeat, and Bush's dead-as-a-doornail Social Security privatization initiative constitute a very exciting trend of Democratic victories. Is this the start of something big? Are the winds of change blowing in Washington? Are Americans tiring of the partisan infighting that has held our political system hostage for years now? Have the Republicans finally gone too far, and have they finally sensed it themselves? Who knows. But what I do know is that we're winning. Small battles perhaps, but you cannot win a war without first winning the battles. Something's in the air. Can you feel it? I certainly can. And it sure smells sweet. Andy
Posted by The Ostroy Report at 11:17 PM
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I have some of the same sense - but no victories in the win column yet. Bush's deceptive switch on Social Security - seeking to define class conflict as all of us successful people except the poor who can't manage their finances - is tricky and some talking heads are already falling for it; we have to make sure that none of the DP Sens do so. Time for the Dems to say loud and clear: remove the cap on which FICA is levied: it's fair, it's simple and it's enough to cover the short fall. This is a different approach to class: the high income ($90,000+ vs the rest of us) - why should they got out of paying FICA on all their wage/salary income? Still, as you say there are a lot of encouraging balls in the air.
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