Just watched President Bush's news conference. I note with smug satisfaction that, in response to the problem of maintaining the long-term solvency of Social Security, the president suggested raising benefits for the poor at a faster rate than benefits for the wealthy. Why smug satisfaction? Because the other way of putting this policy idea is ... (drumroll, please) ... "means testing" - exactly what I suggested in my reply to some comments on yesterday's post, "Social Insecurity."
In other words, the day after I suggest means testing, President Bush jumps on board.
Clearly the president and his team are watching this space closely for policy analysis. After only three months of blogging I have become a major player in Washington. I am humbled. Truly.