Here's the witness list for the 2:00 hearing today before the House Social Security Subcommittee on "the financial status of the Disability Insurance (DI) and Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Funds, and the available legislative options to ensure full DI benefits continue to be paid":
- Charles P. Blahous III, Ph.D., Public Trustee, Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees
- Ed Lorenzen, Senior Advisor, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
- Webster Phillips, Senior Legislative Representative, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
It's Orwellian for the Republican majority to talk about wanting to assure that "full DI benefits continue to be paid" when it's clear they want dramatic cuts in DI. I suppose this language suggests that Congressional Republicans realize that they don't have public support for significant cuts in DI.