An item over at the differently-winged Hub Politics reports that, in 1998 when he ran for Congress, Chris Gabrieli said he wanted to “pass a law allowing people to put a small portion of their payroll taxes into personal savings accounts, instead of into the pool that pays Social Security benefits.” Or so he told the Watertown TAB & Press, anyway.
The Watertown TAB & Press? In 1998? On social security, an issue that to my knowledge has not even come close to surfacing in this campaign? I find it hard to believe that Matt and Aaron Margolis, intrepid fellows though they may be, have been reading through the archives of 8-year-old Watertown newspapers looking for juicy tidbits on Chris Gabrieli on issues that no one is talking about. They do have day jobs (I think).
Much more likely, IMHO, is that the Healey campaign is feeding the Margolis boys tasty tidbits like that one from their opposition research file.
UPDATE: See the comment below from the Watertown TAB & Press’s editor in chief, who reports that archives from 1998 are not easily available.