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Cheney Lectures Us About Responsibility?

Tamara Draut

Economic Opportunity Program Director Tamara Draut responds to Cheney's speech at the 2006 Summit on Retirement Savings, commenting on how he was just giving us a nod. Just showing us that he's "in touch" with the reality that most Americans are caught in a vise grip of dwindling earnings and rising costs. But rest assured: As his remarks made quite clear, this administration isn't going to address these issues.

Now lest we take from this quote that Cheney understands the real culprit behind America's dismal savings rate is lackluster earnings and bad public policy choices, the rest of his speech made it quite clear that is not where he's coming from.