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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:11 PM
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RNC's Brian Jones calls Dem criticism of Bush SS plan "a farce"
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Jones is the RNC Communications Director...the same guy that issued THIS statement on Ted Kennedy yesterday:

Statement By RNC Communications Director Brian Jones


Contact: Brian Jones

WASHINGTON RNC Communications Director Brian Jones issued the following statement on todays speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) regarding Iraq: Its remarkable that Sen. Kennedy would deliver such an overtly pessimistic message only days before the Iraqi election. Kennedys partisan political attack stands in stark contrast to President Bush's vision of spreading freedom around the world. The world is watching whether America has the will to stand with the Iraqi people as freedom takes root in their nation, and no democracy has ever risen out of defeatism.

"I have never, nor will I ever, ask or direct Social Security employees to promote or advance any specific proposal for Social Security reform," Jo Anne Barnhart, commissioner of Social Security, said in a statement. "Our job at Social Security is to provide services and benefits and to educate the American public about the programs and finances of Social Security."

At Friday's session, several Democrats said they would not support the Bush plan because it undercuts the nature of Social Security as an insurance program that guards against poverty in old age. "We want a guaranteed benefit, not a guaranteed gamble," said Sen. Barbara Mikulski (news, bio, voting record), D-Md.

Also objecting was James Roosevelt Jr., whose grandfather, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, signed the Social Security Act into law. "He was adamant that Social Security was an insurance program ... not an investment plan," James Roosevelt said.

Brian Jones, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee (news - web sites), called the Friday's Democratic forum a farce.
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