Senator Max Baucus Says Social Security Is Off The Table

This is a welcome statement coming from an unlikely source.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus says he doesn't think Congress will address Social Security as part of an effort to reduce government borrowing. The Montana Democrat said Tuesday that Social Security has not added to the budget deficit, so it should not be included in a deficit reduction package. Baucus is part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers, led by Vice President Joe Biden, who are trying to negotiate such a package. Baucus said Social Security's finances should be addressed in the next couple of years. But he also said the program is not in a crisis.

At least he said "the program is not in a crisis" and that Social Security doesn't add to the deficit. Where's Dick Durbin on this? Why isn't he the one standing up and doing the right thing instead of standing with the most Dangerous Gang in America?



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