I watched today's hearing before the House Social Security Subcommittee on the impending shortfall in the Social Security Disability Trust Fund. I noticed that Republican members were insistent on two points. One was that Social Security disability recipients should know that Congress won't allow their benefits to be cut. The other was that there must be no transfer of funds from the Retirement and Survivors Trust Fund to the Disability Trust Fund. However, these are mutually exclusive goals, unless we increase taxes and I don't think the Republican members will agree to that.
So what is the Republican plan? They're the majority party in Congress. They can't just sit back and criticize the plans that others come up with. They need a plan of their own. I look forward to reading the plan that meets both their goals.