Framing Social Security

The Liberal Frame for Social Security MyDD.com (01.12)
Actually this comes from Fred Block at the Rockridge Institute by way of MyDD...

Here's the problem: the strand of conservatism that currently dominates the Republican Party doesn't believe in increasing any kind of civilian government spending. They don't want money going to the elderly and they don't want spending for young people; all they want to do is reduce taxes and shrink government. As Grover Norquist, one of the most influential conservatives in Washington has said, "I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."

With this bizarre philosophy, conservatives have been systematically underinvesting in our future. While a growing body of research now shows that investing in quality early childhood education helps all children do better in school, conservatives have steadfastly resisted increasing spending for quality childcare. Fewer and fewer families are able to afford the $7000-9,000 per year per child cost of center-based care. Despite all of the President's rhetoric about leaving no child behind, our public schools remain desperately underfunded. Especially in working class and poor neighborhoods, overcrowding, lack of decent equipment, and a continuing shortage of skilled teachers are the rule, not the exception.

Oh, why did we highlight good old Grover Norquist's name? Because we believe that he's front and center in this whole thing and that you should know about anyone this influential who goes around saying things like "We are trying to change the tones in the state capitals –– and turn them toward bitter nastiness and partisanship" in print. Grover's big thing? "Starving the Beast" and while Grover may think that "the Government" is 'the Beast' we know that the Government is supposed to be us.


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