Wednesday, October 09, 2013

As Warned, SS Is The Target

Dumb Republicans are depriving the right of victory -
...Which brings us to the Op-Eds from the two top conservative “brains” in the House. As Jonathan Chait says: “The subtext of op-eds today by Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan is a promise to ratchet down their ransom terms.” Ryan, in particular, annoyed conservatives by not mentioning Obamacare in his Wall Street Journal Op-Ed. Only in the incoherent and self-contradictory world of the modern conservative movement can permanent cuts to retirement programs be considered a “ratcheting down” of terms from the (ostensibly) temporary delay of the Affordable Care Act. Ryan’s proposal is “structural reforms to entitlement programs” in exchange for “relief” from sequestration — they’ll trade ending a purposefully destructive policy for slashing social insurance programs...

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