Social Security On The Table
As a critical deadline for the supercommittee nears, Social Security appears to be on the negotiating table.
In private conversations, and now in public, the idea of changing the social program as part of a deficit-reduction deal is gaining some traction — a move that has been politically unthinkable for years....
In a speech Monday in Louisville, Ky., House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to raise the stakes on a grand bargain that would include major entitlement changes. ...
Asked specifically about Social Security, [Democratic Senator and Supercommittee Co-Chair Patty] Murray said, “Everything is on the table, and we’ve made no decisions.”