I was watching C span Washington Journal this morning. Rep Marsha Blackburn was the guest. I got to listen to her explanation of how the Social Security funds flow and just had to post the clip. Copied from the transcript of the clip:
THEIRS MONEY THAT GOES TO MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY AND I THINK IT IS JUST IS SO INAPPROPRIATE THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES NOT USE THAT AS A TRUST FUND BUT THEY MOVE IMMEDIATELY TO THE GENERAL FUND AND STACK UP IOU’S THAT ARE SITTING IN A CABINET IN WEST VIRGINIA.
What she says should not be allowed to stand and if C-span were half of what it used to be, she would not have had the following go uncorrected. Thus I leave it to the Angry Bears to correct her here and thus document her ignorance of the subject.
I have not watched this lady before. I could not help but think she is just a more polished version of Sarah Palin. She is totally capable of pulling off what we used to call a “snow job” when writing their essay.