Digby speaks to Sam Seder on the Elites' Campaign to Destroy Social Safety Nets, December 11, 2012
They're drawing the battle lines, and Jonathan Alter is leading the charge for Bloomberg News, trumpeting Third Way wah-wahs over what he calls "entitlements" and what I call earned benefits; that is, Social Security and Medicare.
His rant is particularly rankling because he, like everyone else in the Village, seems to think this is some kind of intellectual exercise instead of a discussion of very real, visceral issues to a lot of real people who don't live in the Village.
Worse, he takes after the left side of the debate on President Obama's behalf, because suddenly we're not supposed to have any differences of opinion with him or his ideas about how to "reform" these programs?
First, we're scolded: