Thursday, February 20, 2014
President drops social security cuts from his budget
See this story. This is a huge victory for progressives that pressured the President with emails, letters, phone calls and petitions. Also it has majority popular support. The President heretofore has consistently suggested chained CPI increases to SS, which are in effect cuts in benefits. And he did that mostly to appease the regressives in order to get some kind of budget passed. But he's finally learning that to give in on cuts to the most needy to placate those regressives always backfires on him. And it's good policy for the rest of us. Keep up the pressure citizens. We are making progress.