Just Say No

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June 21, 2011 10:42 a.m.

It’s astonishing to me that there’s actually a growing number of Republicans pushing to make major cuts to Social Security as part of the bum’s rush push for spending cuts this summer and fall. The idea has zero public support. And it doesn’t make much sense from a policy standpoint since Social Security isn’t what’s driving the country’s structural deficits. What’s most surprising though is that many Democrats are along for the ride.

Phasing out Medicare isn’t the answer. But Medicare is at least a big driver of government spending because health costs themselves are growing rapidly.

Who will just say, ‘No’. It’s bad policy. Bad politics. So why not just say ‘No.’

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