Jan 16, 2014

Get Your Own House In Order

     A quote from the opening statement of Sam Johnson, the Chairman of the House Social Security Subcommittee, at today's hearing:  "The public is fast losing faith in Social Security, and I don’t blame them, because I have too."
     No, Representative Johnson, no matter how much you wish it were the case, the public isn't losing faith in Social Security. Alleged fraud by a few people isn't going to do that. And, no, Representative Johnson isn't losing faith in Social Security because of these allegations. He's crowing over them since he thinks he can use them as ammunition in the pointless Republican fight against Social Security. Republicans have been losing that fight for nearly 80 years now. A few fraud allegations isn't going to turn the tide in that battle.
     It's worth noting that it is a fact that the public is fast losing faith in Congress.

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