Social Security: Politics as Usual

Angry only begins to describe how this story makes me:

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Labor Department cautioned organized labor in a letter made public Wednesday not to use money from pension funds to lobby against President Bush’s proposal to overhaul Social Security. “The department is very concerned about the potential use of plan assets to promote particular policy positions,” Alan D. Lebowitz, a department official, wrote AFL-CIO’s top lawyer.

Not that I’m endorsing the use of pension funds for lobbying, but it is this Administration that has been using taxpayer dollars for a 60-day campaign to lie to the American people. And it is this Administration that has turned the Social Security Administration and the Treasury Department into agents of propaganda.