Social Security cuts

Sen. Sanders: Koch Brothers Plotted Shutdown 'Day After Obama Re-Elected'
Koch brothers plotted against programs that benefit working families. Read more...
I have been bemused for many years by the peculiar mindset represented by DC centrism. I have written about it a number of times over the years, in my book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Revolution-Best-America-Came/dp/0470395117">The Progressive Revolution: How The Best In America Came To Be</a></em>, and in many of my blog posts. DC Centrism embraces what the political establishment, especially including the big special interests who tend to control this town, thinks is right, even when the vast majority of Americans are opposed to it. For example, cutting Social Security, something 80% of Americans oppose, is a classic example of DC centrism. Another example is focusing obsessively about the deficit while ignoring new measures to create jobs, which is the reverse of what voters want the government to focus on. Bailing out, and now subsidizing, the Too Big To Fail banks is yet another example. And these 3 examples really just scratch the surface- there are so many ways that DC Centrism is different from what the centrist position of real voters is. Read more...
So now it's out in the open: Obama is still chasing his Grand Bargain. Read more...
The signs are everywhere, and it won't really depend on which party wins, now that Nancy Pelosi's drinking the Catfood Commissioners' Kool-Aid: They're going after their Grand Bargain. They want to cut Social Security and Medicare in the lame duck Read more...