Sunday, September 25, 2005

Why Does Dennis Hastert Hate The Social Security Administration?

Wow. That's a strong one!

Well, maybe now is the time to call and ask the Speaker of the House why this K Street lobbying firm has a retirement benefit calculator on the Social Security Administration's website that doesn't identify it as a non-government agency's website.

Josh Marshall at TPM had a post just now that was too good not to follow up on. Says Josh:
    "Check out this page, go to the bottom of this page and click the button entitled 'retirement income calculator.'"
Here's the whois data on the outfit that registered the site that owns the link:
    Created On:10-Feb-1998 05:00:00 UTC
    Last Updated On:04-Sep-2005 15:28:45 UTC
    Expiration Date:09-Feb-2008 05:00:00 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:Network Solutions LLC (R63-LROR)
    Registrant ID:26229498-NSI
    Registrant Name:Employee Benefit Research Institute
    Registrant Organization:Employee Benefit Research Institute
    Registrant Street1:2121 K Street, NW
    Registrant Street2:Suite 600
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Washington
    Registrant State/Province:DC
    Registrant Postal Code:20037
    Registrant Country:US
    Registrant Phone:+1.1800242073
    Registrant Phone Ext.:
    Registrant FAX:+1.2027756312
    Registrant FAX Ext.:
    Registrant Email:lopilatod@LAN2WAN.COM
    Admin ID:22326966-NSI
    Admin Name:Paul Fronstin
    Admin Organization:Employee Benefit Research Institute
    Admin Street1:2121 K Street, NW
    Admin Street2:Suite 600
    Admin Street3:
    Admin City:Washington
    Admin State/Province:DC
    Admin Postal Code:20037
    Admin Country:US
    Admin Phone:+1.2026590670
    Admin Phone Ext.:
    Admin FAX:+1.2027756312
    Admin FAX Ext.:
    Admin Email:fronstin@EBRI.ORG
    Tech ID:22326966-NSI
    Tech Name:Paul Fronstin
    Tech Organization:Employee Benefit Research Institute
    Tech Street1:2121 K Street, NW
    Tech Street2:Suite 600
    Tech Street3:
    Tech City:Washington
    Tech State/Province:DC
    Tech Postal Code:20037
    Tech Country:US
    Tech Phone:+1.2026590670
    Tech Phone Ext.:
    Tech FAX:+1.2027756312
    Tech FAX Ext.:
    Tech Email:fronstin@EBRI.ORG
    Name Server:NS71.WORLDNIC.COM
    Name Server:NS72.WORLDNIC.COM

If you think your Social Security is even moderately safe when Dennis Hastert is Speaker of the House, think again.

Those who know Denny know that he has never been for Social Security, and has wanted to either eliminate or privatize it for years.

Call the Speaker's office and ask "What gives?"
    D.C. Office
    Phone: 202-225-2976
    Batavia District Office
    Phone: 630-406-1114

    Dixon Regional Office
    Phone: 815-288-0680

    Geneseo Regional Office
    Phone: 309-944-3558

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