Originally Posted by mlyonsd
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.
In fairness, Obama has proposed a variety of entitlement cuts every time budget negotiations have come up, and is proposing replacing much of the sequester with entitlement cuts. His price for doing so is some give on taxes from the GOP, and so far they haven't felt it to be worth it.
And I'm quite sure the GOP would oppose my plan, as well.