Originally Posted by FD
Ideally they would replace these dumb, frontloaded cuts with cuts to entitlement spending that only slowly phase in, achieving the same level of deficit reduction without hitting the economy so hard. It doesn't seem either party will go for this, though.
Makes sense. We all know entitlements have to be addressed. The question is why democrats are so much against even talking about it. My only guess is they are holding their cards tight to the vest now by lying to the public in an attempt to gain back the House in 2014.
Like the Obama sequester, they again are painting themselves into a corner on entitlements. IMO they'd be much better off addressing now and looking like adults instead of later when the cuts will have to be deeper and the public wakes up to realize what real idiots they are.