Tuesday, March 01, 2005
The new banner: Nearly two months ago, in what appears now to be a fit of pique, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman made a promise to his readers.
In the next few weeks, I'll explain why privatization will fatally undermine Social Security, and suggest steps to strengthen the program.
Well, as the graphic indicates, Krugman has suggested no real "steps to strengthen the program" in any subsequent column. Counting today's column, Krugman has written 15 pieces in the Times, but not one has contained the promised plan.
In an effort to harness the power of the blogosphere, I've created these banners, the horizontal one above and the vertical one on the right, for use by anyone on their blog or Web site. Bloggers may feel free to hotlink to the banners -- I will change the numbers automatically every Tuesday and Saturday until Krugman outlines anything resembling a plan. I'll pull down the banners even if all Krugman says is along the lines of: Double the payroll tax, increase the retirement age to 80 and charge a poll tax on Republicans.
Krugman has had a free ride for the past couple of months. He criticizes everything.
Where do you stand Paul? What's the solution? What's your plan?
*UPDATE* More information in this post.