Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A brief note on Republican semantics about PERS

Republicans, justifiably terrified that voters will find out what they intend to do to the Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), are running around telling folks that Democrats are using "scare tactics" to get folks to vote against them.  Well, here's the thing:

Some things in this world are scary. When a guy pulls a gun on you and demands your money, that's scary. When a rattlesnake shakes its tail, that's scary. When Republicans look for ways to give your retirement money over to Wall Street, that's scary.

I can't help but think of President Harry S Truman's famous words as House Republicans complain about Democrats using "scare tactics" when informing the voters about Republican intentions for PERS: "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

Well, welcome to Hell, guys. Thank Haley for the ride.

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