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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Bf aunfels January Opinion HwwldZthw Dave General Manager Robert Editor Jack Anderson House titans wade into Social Security Dan wears power like the infantry helmet he wore in Korea and hes soon going to need all the protection he can As chairman of the House Ways and Means the big man from Chicago is responsible for legislation to keep Social Security Hell be the target of potshots from all sides the White House and the Even a Solomon couldnt please everybody on this and nobody has ever accused Rostenkowski of being a If the prospect of impending battle daunts he didnt show it during a recent meeting with aides in his office a few steps from the House Knowing that perhaps of his colleagues consider it the better part of political valor to avoid either tax hikes or benefit Rostenkowski realizes hes not going to be popular when he proposes one solution or the other perhaps But he also recognizes necessity when it confronts Im going to deal with this even if it means standing alone and being an he jabbing a finger in the air for He is now in demand for political But he observed that once he tackles the Social Security hell be about as popular as Typhoid Rostenkowski has already had a brief skirmish with the White On a reconnaissance mission down Pennsylvania Avenue a few weeks he had breakfast with James the presidents chief of still smarting from the November election accused the Democrats of irresponsibly politicizing Social Security during the Rostenkowski responded or something to that ef The painful truth was that President Reagans vaunted safety net had developed gaping holes and the voters had simply caught onto he Rostenkowski will also have to deal with another powerful committee Claude D The 82yearold Rules Committee boss is the foremost congressional champion of the and can be expected to bottle up any Social Security reform bill that tampers with their The gravity of the problem is em phasized in a report prepared for the Senate Budget Committee by the Congressional Record My associate Michael Einstein has seen a draft of the The to have lost a significant degree of confidence that the system will survive over the long the report and it is not likely that recurring measures to restore financial soundness will remove these With startling the report suggests that if the public really understood how Social Security is it might well consider it as a sort of Ponzi game in which the cost of meeting todays benefit obligations is borne not by the recipients of those benefits but by todays workers a sort of passing the buck to future The unflattering of is to Charlie a con man in paid dividends to investors out of money he got from new investors instead of earnings precisely the way Social Security as the Senate report Pentagon Pipeline One reason the Air Force keeps throwing billions into its muchcriticized Maverick anti tank missile may be that old Pentagon institution the revolving door that leads former Defense Depart ment employees to lucrative jobs with SURE HES UWK W K 3UT HELL JUST WL TO WSE IT SOWENHWE EISE TWSTWAE HES CUT USTD TH1 YOU CMT GET BUMO OUT OF A TURNIP MH O Virginia Payette movies bring longing for football In every state in the wives of football freaks are lamenating the end of the NFL strike as millions of husbands go into their weekly trance in front of of the TV But not at my At my its the other way Im on my begging Old Dad to forgive and forget and for switch over to the Its not that Im panting to watch the mayhem on the field I wouldnt know a tight end from a wide but Im sure am getting sick of the garbage on all the other Old you is especially among folks who are pulling down a He looks upon that as pretty good pay for playing games and he was outraged beyond measure when his favorite teams betrayed him by walking Thats when he slapped on his one man Muttering to heck with em words to that he vowed never to watch another NFL Friends and neighbors have standing bets on how long he can hold Deep they cannot believe that any heman fan can make do with college Sooner or they hes got to and right now its even odds that itll happen on Superbowl I dont know if I can last that In the first although I dont watch I like to listen to Its a little hard to but theres something familiar and comfortable about the the whistles and the cheering after all these it just doesnt feel right to read the Sunday papers without the Cowboys in the Especially when you consider what I have to listen to Take last Sunday afternoon It was kickoff time and Old Dad was twiching for a football Hed denied himself NFL Review when he he quits old but Meet the Press helped him get through that half Then Cleveland took the field against Pittsburgh and he had to switch First we listened and he leered as a buxom brunette worbled mournful Mexican Then he flipped to the last half of Wonder which was followed by something from outer space called Battlestar When I yipped in he moved over to The Big Blue where we were treated to a sequence of Jimmy Rosalynn and Amy on the White House listening to a high school band from Costa Rica playing Civil War Circa Next we watched an old Abbott and Costello movie for a while peeked briefly at Lone Ranger Theater and settled on the last half of a 20 yearold epic wherein Robert Ryan had been left to die on the desert by his wife Rhonda Fleming remember her and her young it was either that or old reruns of By the Cardinals are mixing it up with the but were in the undersea world with Jacques Cousteau and a flock of From there we stumbled into a 1966 Paul NewmanJulie Andrews spy followed by another Newman The Secret War of Harry Now I yield to no woman in my fascination for Paul so it was a terrible shock to discover that four and a half hours of him was more than I could I retreated to the kitchen to get dinner and to ponder the really big question Would I tire of Robert Redford after 270minutes Say But it was football was and sanity had returned to the dial it was safe to switch back to 60 You can why Im hoping Old Dad will Superbowl Sunday is still three weeks off and by then Ill have ODed on Abbott and Tarzan and the She Devil or Jimmy and Rosalynn practicing their Spanish on a Costa Rican tuba contractors whose weapons they worked on for the Hughes Aircraft of which makes the has hired three exAir Force employees who dealt with the controversial missile at the Pentagon Ronald now a project engineer at Wayne a senior staff and Lochlan assistant manager of The Armed Forces Professional Entertainment which arranges performances for American troops has been caught with its male chauvinism A new brochure contains several pictures of pretty and demands Touring groups must include at least one The brochure explains that servicemen welcome the op portunity to talk with young people their own age especially the A Pentagon official con fessed that the brochure was em The people who edited it have been reassigned to Israeli Mischief In a cocky bit of the Israelis deliberately bombed the Soviet Embassy com pound in West Beirut at least twice during the siege and raided the place when they took over the ac cording to intelligence Israeli officers secretly boasted of their feat to liaison The Israelis explained that they knew the Soviets were powerless to intervene in and figured a good way to demonstrate this to the world was to deliver a calculated military Sure all the Soviets did was splutter at the showing friend and foe alike just how helpless they John Hess Lets quit talking and do something about nuclear arms Bumbling mankind has made its into Shall we make it to 1984 but we cant be This will be a year of great decisions on the world on half a dozen smoldering battlefronts most momentous of on the atomic arms is the year when State is committed to introduce a new generation of weaponry the cruise the Pershing the Trident and the devil knows what These are designed to close the window of What they would certainly do is shorten to a few minutes the time in which the prospective enemy must decide whether it is under and whether to They are described as bargaining chips in the interminable talks on arms control as if the talks were a game in which the winner ends with more chips than the In the chips just keep adding up on both and some are turning up in the hands of other The Kremlin has announced that it will match our new On the there is no reason to doubt The more fools And The bomb is often described as a deterrent to as if World War II were not deterrent History since 1945 has made that thesis it is The development of arms that can destroy a continent with virtually no warning is in itself an incitement to a preemptive first Or it can provoke a holocaust by It is the most terrible threat that civilization has ever There is It lies in the great antinuclear movement that has spread over Europe and our own and must find its echo among humanity on the other The forthcoming letter of the Roman Catholic bishops is precious because it raises the question of the morality of destroying The nuclear party argues that the bomb is just another only It points out that more people died from the con of Tokyo than in Hiroshima or of that is right as far as it Concerning of the British Methodist leader Lord Soper demanded What is the difference between throwing a baby onto a fire and throwing fire onto a baby To my mind the only difference is about Strategic bombing of civilian populations was employed by both sides in World War It proved ineffective there as in but has become part of prevailing The hydrogen bomb brings it to the ultimate It is curious that many who oppose abortion as the murder of innocents now tolerate a weapon that cannot be used without the massacre of in nocents by the A few days before his Ronald Reagan declared As I will immediately open negotiations on a SALT II he took more than a year to do and has made little visible progress since but he has shown a capacity to change his stance under The public is confused by the talk of unilateral of intermediate range of of zero What needs to be done is not all that The Senate could ratify existing agreements on test explosions and move to a total A freeze on production would logically a major mutual reduction in the number of existing bombs should be quickyl agreed Both sides say thats what they After the ability to destroy ourselves only a few times should satisfy What are we waiting for DID Vt TAKE ACCORDION LESSONS J M J AM A SELFTAUGHT MUSICIAN 1 CANT BELIEVE He TAKES ALL THE BLAME
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