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Fact v. Fiction on Social Security

Great article of fact versus fiction -- planet-earth fact versus White-House fiction, that is -- from ThinkProgress.org.

Here's a taste of the analysis:
HISTORY

CLAIM: "Social Security was a great moral success of the 20th century, and we must honor its great purposes in this new century." [President Bush, 2/2/05]

FACT: Conservatives have been trying to gut Social Security since its inception. Both Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan endorsed privatization in 1964. In 1983, the Cat

Chicago Democratic Meetup Group Passes Resolution on Soc. Sec.

By an overwhelming majority, the Democratic Meetup Group of Chicago has passed the Resolution on Social Security originally featured on MyDD.

Closely based on passed by the San Fernando Valley model, one of the few modifications we made was to take out the word "democrat" from the original "will not actively support any democrat candidate" since, as one person put it, we don't care what party they're from. If they don't support Social Security, we won't support them."

First Post

Hi All, this is the first post of the IllinoisDemNet blog. The purpose of the blog -- just like the purpose of IllinoisDemNet -- is to keep people informed of activities in support of a democratic activist agenda throughout the state of Illinois.

IllinoisDemNet is an inclusive organization of progressives, independents and moderates -- all intent on working together for a better America.

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