Monday, February 07, 2005

Spirited Debate

Last week Rep. John Sweeney, R-Clifton Park had the following to say on Social Security:

"While this is just the beginning of what should be a lengthy and spirited debate, the President did an excellent job of articulating his position and moving the discussion forward. "

Take a look at the editorial page of the TU today. 1 column, 1 cartoon and 4 letters to the editor all are saying that they think the Bush plan for Social Security is a bad idea. I'm sure Rep Sweeney isn't happy to see that. Elected Republicans around the country are trying to distance themselves from the President's proposal. And this weekend Vice President Cheney came out and admitted that privitization would cost trillions AND wouldn't address the solvency issue.

If Sweeney represents you, I recommend e-mailing him and asking him what he thinks of the privatization of social security. Oh, and the other editorial today mentions that Sweeney has been a big supporter of Tom Delay. Might want to ask him about that as well. Something like, "Once Tom Delay is indicted do you think he should step down?"

john.sweeney@mail.house.gov