Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: weighs in on Social Security and a cute little factoid the LA TIMES missed

"The information of the people at large can alone make them safe, as they are the sole depositary of our political and religious freedom." --Thomas Jefferson 1810

Friday, January 21, 2005 weighs in on Social Security and a cute little factoid the LA TIMES missed awakens from its post election slumber with a fact check on the Social Security $11 trillion dollar lie.

They rightly point out that that figure that is thrown about by the Bushies is for the "infinite horizon."

A projection that was not included in the SSA's reports until 2003.

Ironically, that is the same year that former CATO institute privatization pusher Andrew Biggs was appointed to SSA associate commissioner for retirement policy by President Bush. A fact that the LA times missed in its reporting of the propagandizing of Privatization.

But you don't have to take my word for it...

Associate Commissioner—Andrew G. Biggs. Andrew G. Biggs was appointed Associate Commissioner for Retirement Policy in 2003. Before joining the Social Security Administration, he served as a staff member for the House Committee on Banking and Financial Services, a Social Security analyst at the Cato Institute, and a staff member to the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland; a master's from Cambridge University; and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Update: Pendagon and Atrios are both writing about Luskin's analysis of the bunkum.