Let’s elect a real Democrat next time.
Despite not adding a single penny to the national debt and having a $2.6 trillion surplus, President Obama put Social Security Insurance on the table, moving so-called “Fiscal cliff” negotiations even deeper into Republican home turf.
Think about it: we’re debating just how many rich people will get to keep George W. Bush’s tax cuts. We’re debating just how many seniors, poor people, and disabled people will suffer when their Social Security Insurance is cut. We’re debating which social welfare programs will expire.
This is the sort of debate you’d expect to see between a center-right Republican and far-right Republican – not between a Democrat and a Republican. On these grounds, Republicans win every time and the working class loses every time.