Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Does W use public funds to conduct these anti-SocialSecurity rallies? If so, why is the Republican party allowed to screen access to OUR President?

Are these questions too simple? Isn't the President, once elected, a public servant of all the American people? If it's a campaign appearance being paid for by BushCheneyInc., then maybe the political operatives can have some control over the crowd makeup, but if these really are public town meetings to gauge public opinion being paid for with government funds, shouldn't every American be welcomed to hear and question their President unless they're a security threat or the hall is already overcrowded when they arrive? Even if they do happen to have a "no more blood for oil" sticker on the car that carries them there?
And if it's a political event rather than a government event, shouldn't it be bankrolled by the investment bankers and stockbrokers who will be the only ones to benefit from the gutting of Social Security rather than by those of us who are being victimized by its demolition? Am I just naïve about the current state of Twenty-First Century American Realpolitik?

Just asking,
True Blue Liberal

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