Wednesday, March 09, 2005

You still can't go to the party

One member of the Alabama congressional delegation has stepped forward to throw his support behind President Bush's Social Security privatization proposal. In a development less shocking than the Miracle on Ice, The Birmingham News reports today that U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, is a big fan of a plan that would send the country trillions of dollars deeper into debt so we can not actually solve a problem that isn't very problematic.

Bush will tout his plan in Montgomery on Thursday in front of 3,000 people, at least one of whom might be remotely uneasy about privatization. Maybe.

2 Comments:

Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

I wonder (sincerely) how one goes about getting into one of these events. Contact your local GOP office? I get the feeling GOP contacts are a must. If Bush wants to limit his campaign 'town halls' to yes-men, that's pathetic but ultimately his and Karl Rove's own business, but admission to a public policy town hall by a sitting president should be (theoretically) open to the public, right?

I've been doing some looking around online for information and I can't find any. If anyone does, I'd love to hear it.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

I know someone whose relative got a couple of tickets to the town hall from the governor's office. Of course, the family is fairly prominent in the state's Republican power circles, so that comes as no big surprise.

4:20 PM  

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