Social Security Reform's Secret Weapon
Yesterday, the NYT reported that the Bush administration is using the reputation of the late New York Democrat Patrick Moynihan to help sell the idea of personal Social Security accounts. The Times posits that this is unfair, and that Moynihan's views are being twisted in order to promote the Bush plan. But, as usual, the liberal Times is missing the point: Bush is adopting Moynihan as a client poster-boy because the plan is for all benficiaries of Social Security reform to be dead. Moynihan is not a policy guru, he's a role model.