Monday, February 28, 2005

More taxpayer-funded SS propaganda

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "New Report Details the Politicization of Social Security"

Jeff Gannon and Armstrong Williams may be gone, but the propaganda machine rolls on.

Today Reps. Henry A. Waxman, Rep. Charles B. Rangel, and Rep. Sander M. Levin, along with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and Reps. Obey, Miller, and DeLauro, released a new report that shows how the Social Security Administration has modified its communications strategy to undermine public confidence in Social Security.
The report provides detailed, side-by-side examples of the changes in Social Security Administration documents during the Bush Administration. These changes include:

-- "The Future of Social Security" booklet -- which used to begin: "Will Social Security be there for you? Absolutely" -- now begins: "Social Security must change."

-- Agency press releases on the solvency of Social Security have grown more dire even as the projections of the program's long-term solvency have improved.

-- Agency presentations have eliminated statements that assure beneficiaries that "there is no immediate financial crisis."

-- The annual Social Security statement sent to Americans has dropped the assurance that Social Security will "be there when you retire" and no longer encourages Americans to think of Social Security as a "foundation on which to build your financial future."



Blogger cookie jill said...

The Governator is following in awol's tiny footsteps...,0,7431992.story?coll=la-home-local

10:21 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

see web stats