Friday, November 26, 2010

Compromise on Social Security and Medicare? Hell No.

Compromise on Social Security and Medicare? Why My Center-Left Friends are Wrong

By Dean Baker
TPMCafe Cafe (Talking Points Memo)

"...In recent days several center-left blogger/columnists have suggested that progressives should be happy to cut a deal now on Social Security and other issues related to the budget. The argument is that the cuts being put forward by the commissions are not that onerous, they don't involve privatization, and we could be facing much worse in the future."

"While politics always requires compromise, this position misreads the economic and political landscape in four important ways..."

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