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Friday, March 04, 2005

Playing Hot Potato with Social Security

It's a new game by the Republican Leadership. "I don't want you take it." "No you!" I keep having these images of Wiley Coyote and Yosemite Sam playing hot potato with the Bush Social Security plan.

On Wednesday, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., "pressed the Senate to pass a Social Security reform bill before the House takes it up," The Hill reports. "Hastert thus threw the hot potato of reform back to the upper chamber just a day after" Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., "suggested he might not bring it to the Senate floor for 12 months," but the speaker's remarks came before Snow "indicated that the White House could accept a Social Security overhaul that excludes the diversion of payroll taxes to personal savings accounts." (From the National Journal Earlybird)

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