Tuesday, January 25, 2005

OK, OK, fine. Personal accounts. Whatever. 

Though if privatizing Social Security was such a good idea in the first place, you'd think the Republican Framing Machine wouldn't have to burn the midnight oil to keep inventing new names for it (Josh Marshall)

So I thought I'd Google "personal account" and this is what I got:

Hey, I love it! The top hit is what you get from a broken PayPal account!

Picture it: You go to access your privatized retirement Alpo Account and what do you get? A message that says "We are sorry this page cannot be displayed."

And the second hit is Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, which is where your money will have gone.

(Actually, Into Thin Air is a chilling story of two privatized (!) Mount Everest expeditions, where both leaders and a lot of climbers died, basically because of hubris and the profit motive. Which still sounds about right.)

That Republican Framing Machine does great work, doesn't it?

NOTE I like "Alpo Account." Thanks, RDF!

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