Thingish Things

Story of the Day

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Jun• 17•11

In my haste to complain about shaving cream and Blackberry chargers this morning, I completely missed the “wood” of the day, as it’s called.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the AARP is about to issue a seismic policy shift and agree to accept reforms in the Social Security system, which even it now recognizes is on a direct path to insolvency. This is a huge development for fiscal conservatives, who may be about to get one of the largest lobbyists in the country to the bargaining table.  Huge.

The AARP, The Journal reminds us, led the fight against the Bush Social Security reforms.  It is the big Kahuna in this fight. It’s decision offers a bright glimmer of hope for us all.

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