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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-10 04:21 PM
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254. A look back at a Greider video, Feb. 2009. Looting Social Security.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNUD18Cumuw

runs 3 minutes, 44 seconds.

The resounding defeat of George W. Bush's effort to privatize Social Security in 2005 seemed to be the end of attacks against the program. However, William Greider argues that Wall Street interests are leading a new round of threats to Social Security in a plan to use money from the program to recover the costs of bailing out banks. Although President Obama has indicated support for Social Security in the past, Greider argues that progressives need to exert pressure and educate the public about its solvency in order to counteract the efforts of private interests pushing for a compromise.

To learn more about Greider's argument read his article in The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090302 ...
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