Circles of ethics
Went to Captains Quarters (CQ) and typed out the Coleen Rowley url. One of the comments in CQ was about Ms. Rowley pointing to circles in circles to determine how to make ethical decisions. OK. And there she is holding her granddaughter and pointing out that at birth her granddaughter owed $36,000 to the "Bush/DeLay" deficit. OK again.
I perused her website to see what she had to say about Social Security reform (nah, strike that. Social Security, according to economists, can not be reformed nor can it be saved). Well, there wasn't anything about Social Security. Well, what about Medicare? Nope. Closest I got was a call for universal coverage, single payer system. I guess kinda like the medical miracle in Canada (and elsewhere) where it takes months to get a bypass and just as long, or longer to get an MRI.
Well, with Ms. Rowley's solutions (or lack thereof), that $36,000 bill for granddaughter Olivia will be just the interest on the down payment for her portion of the $61,000,000,000,000-$75,000,000,000,000 unfunded liability (in present value dollars) of the government of the United States that will start to come due when little Olivia is in her 30's.
Well, I wonder what Ms. Rowley's ethic's circles say about that?
BTW, what the above figures of unfunded liability proves is that as I said before, Social Security can not be reformed or saved. Click on the link, and read where President Bush's 2% solution to reform is not going to work. At all. Ever. And a real solution? Read here .