Thursday, March 03, 2005

Oh, Bill Frist

Thank you for being Bill Frist. You're a true American hero.

See yesterday's article. Now see today's article. Flip-flop, flip-flop.

Frist: Social Security action this year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Thursday that Congress must confront Social Security's problems this year, dialing back comments earlier in the week that action might have to wait.

"We need to do it this year. Not the next year," Frist said Thursday on the Senate floor. "We are working towards this goal."

Two days ago, Frist noted intense Democratic opposition and suggested he might not be able to move a bill to the Senate floor this year, as Bush has pushed for.

"I want to be realistic," Frist said on Tuesday.

Other Republicans have expressed skepticism about the Bush plan, and polls have shown public support falling.

That's left opponents feeling optimistic about how the debate is shaping up, a month after Bush laid out his ideas in his State of the Union address.

On Thursday, Frist said he would work to move the legislation forward.

"This president and this Congress are facing this challenge and the challenge is to fix Social Security for seniors, for near retirees, and for that next generation," he said. "And we need to do it this year."


Posted by crimnos @ 2:57 PM