The poor don't rest nor are they permitted the pleasure of relaxation.
Carolina Maria De Jesús (1913 - 1977), writer and lecturer
Tonight President Bush is going to go for the hard sell to promote privatizing Social Security. Yet, most people can’t even manage their 401k accounts. Don’t count on any help from the White House to protect your savings, when this administration had an opportunity to work with New York State Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer, it opposed overhauls designed to curb fraud by investment bankers, mutual funds and stock analysts.
Now that the recent tax breaks have benefited the wealthy and depleted the nation's budget surplus, it means stockbrokers will shovel in the dough, especially if they get to manage the country's retirement savings. Once the coffers and personal bank accounts of Wall Street executives are full, then the administration before it’s through will do away with the inheritance tax and further expedite and ensure a more defined class-conscious society. Let's welcome the return of the Gilded Age.