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Peter Orszag is a national treasure

I'm watching the Finance Committee hearing on Social Security. Peter Orszag of Brookings and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities just had a wonderful metaphor to respond to the idea that private accounts are a "sweetener" or "desert" to Social Security that will make it easier to swallow the tax increases or benefit cuts that would ensure solvency.

"That's like trying to convince your kid to eat spinach by offering him a turnip for desert."

Posted by Mark Schmitt on April 26, 2005 | Permalink


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