Republicans are trying to paint Goss as over reaching his authority because he is speaking publicly about the condition of the Social Security system since it runs counter to their propaganda campaign to convince people the system is broken. Astrue’s attempts to gag Goss for the past two years have met with resistance and Democrats are now mounting an effort to see to it that Goss is not fired or demoted.
This is a repeat of the Republicans’ gagging the actuary for the Medicare system when they engineered the trillion dollar giveaway to the drug companies in 2004. The Bush crime family had threatened to fire him and worse if he responded to Democrats’ requests to know what that boon doggle would cost. His estimates proved to be far lower than the reality as big pharma moved to drastically raise prices since it was enshrined in law that Medicare could not negotiate prices.