Are you ready to rumble? The political battle over Bush's individual Social Security investment accounts began this week. First things first — Bill Buckley vs. Don Campbell on tax reform. Tom Blackburn writes that the lack of specifics from the President leads to more worries, while Dick Armey calls on U.S. citizens to save Social Security reform from the Left's attacks.
Money magazine expounds on the “problems” with privatization.
And Slate blogger Mickey Kaus on NPR discussing the benefits of "means testing" for Social Security benefits. Check it out.
Odds and Ends …
Pardon Me, Mr. President — PETA has urged former President Jimmy Carter to give up fishing, claiming that the activity was inconsistent with the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's humanitarian efforts.
Heaven help us…and the tsunami survivors — American Idol reject-cum-cult hero William Hung has raised $6.2 million with his performance of "We Are the World" with fellow singers. No word on whether he earned the cash by threatening to sing again.
And finally…it’s the Blonde leading the Blonde. Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are tied for Star magazine's title of most annoying person of 2004.
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