Wednesday, February 02, 2005

"Privatize" by any other name is still an "Enron"..

Dear Somebody, Anybody please give $$,
Tonight, in his State of the Union speech, President Bush will use hard-sell tactics to try to build public support for his radical plan to privatize Social Security. He will try to create a sense of crisis -- even though Social Security is secure for decades to come. And he will disguise the risks involved in his dangerous plan to make Social Security a stock market gamble.
There's no better time than now for you to stand up against the Bush plan to dismantle Social Security. Help us launch our campaign to stop President Bush with your donation today.
The President may be using hard-sell tactics. But the truth is, he's having a hard time selling his Social Security plan even to Republicans in Congress. They're getting skittish about the political implications of Bush's privatization plan. In fact, they won't even use the word "privatize" anymore.
We've got to make it clear that we will do everything in our power to defeat any Republican who stand with Bush in 2005 in favor of cutting benefits and adding trillions to the already exploding Bush deficit.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Republicans who have to face the voters in 2005 are demanding "political cover" from the Bush White House if they vote for the reckless Bush plan to undermine Social Security's future. We've got to make it plain to them that, if they vote to diminish Social Security, there will be no place to hide.
Make Republicans accountable -- help fund our "No Place to Hide Campaign."
Standing in sharp contrast to Republican doublespeak on this issue is the clarity and strength of conviction of Democratic Senators, including those in the states where Bush will campaign for his reckless plan tomorrow. See for yourself:
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR): "I'm opposed to what the President presumably wants to do. It puts in jeopardy a program that is vital to the people of Arkansas and is misleading to the young people as to what they're going to end up with." Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND): "I will not be part of unraveling the commitment of Social Security based on gutting the benefits and hoping the stock market makes up the difference and funding the transition with borrowing." Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL): "I will oppose diverting money from the Social Security trust fund. I will fight against cuts to Social Security benefits. I will fight against any plan that relies on massive borrowing and increases the debt. And I will fight to protect this program that provides a safe and reliable source of retirement income for millions of Americans."
Democrats are standing tall on Social Security. Stand with them right now. Support the Democratic Party's Campaign to Save Social Security. As long as we keep speaking out and acting on our convictions, Bush can never win.
Sincerely, Doug, Eric, Jesse, Nancy, Morra, and Josh The DNC Internet Team

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