Use Of Language

On privatizing Social Security, Bush said, “We must make Social Security financially stable and allow personal retirement accounts for younger workers who choose them.”

ALLOW personal retirement accounts? We’re not ALLOWED to set up personal retirement accounts NOW? Is my IRA ILLEGAL? Am I going to JAIL because I have a 401K?

This use of language is similar to the school privatization language. They say we need “school choice” because public schools are a “monopoly.”

I’m not ALLOWED to send my kids to a private school NOW?

And they say that because some local schools aren’t good enough, the government should give kids vouchers to go to expensive private schools. Well, I don’t think MY LOCAL BUS SYSTEM is good enough, so I’d like a voucher for a new LEXUS, please!