Means Testing

Fox News Lie Of The Week: Yes, We're A Nation Of Moochers
Fox News' latest report on recipients of government assistance is just a distraction, but there's still a message for lawmakers there. Read more...
Wherein I go off on a tangent about means testing Social Security... Read more...
Blommberg View Jonathan Alter, argued that cutting entitlements will guard investment in discretionary spending, guess how Sam felt about that argument? Sam and Jonathan debated whether or not CPI was a cut and agreed that the wealthy should pay more taxes... Read more...
Bill O'Reilly apparently decided that he should just throw out all of the dog whistles and just bring in the racist bullhorns instead during this interview with former general and Bush Secretary of State Colin Powell this Tuesday night. I'm no fan Read more...
After first allowing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to use the lie that people are living longer as a reason to raise the retirement ages for Medicare and Social Security and to push means testing for future beneficiaries, Meet the Press Read more...

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Chris Matthews was apparently completely enamored with Mitch Daniels and his response to President Obama's State of the Union Address this Tuesday night and all I can say is thank goodness Rachel Maddow was there to at least beat back at part of Read more...
I'm waiting to see how Mitt Romney walks any of this back once the general election begins if he ends up winning the Republican presidential nomination because I don't see how his statements tonight on Social Security and Medicare are going to help Read more...
Tom Brokaw is apparently very confused on the issue of “shared sacrifice” and who has and has not already been sacrificing in our society. On this Sunday's Meet the Press, while discussing a recent AARP ad where the group basically stated that Read more...
Harold Ford Jr. (D-Wall Street) and The Washington Post's Ezra Klein had a bit of a back and forth on Morning Joe earlier today and apparently he had a problem with the concept of math when crunching numbers doesn't fit into his preconceived Read more...
Thank you Harry Reid! It's about time I heard a Democrat start to push back against the rhetoric we've been hearing on Social Security. David Gregory tried to get Reid to say that we need to go after Social Security to solve our "debt problem" (the one they only started caring about after a Democrat got elected as president) and Reid held firm that the program is not in crisis and is going to be solvent for years to come. Read more...