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Durbin: Entitlement Reform is "On the Table," Just Don't Mention Any Specific Ideas

T172 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 12:53 PM
Nah the economy will pick up again and the budget deficit will begin to shrink, taxes will be raised eventually and the age will be 67 and that should be enough to make it solvent until the boomers are, well i hate to say dead, but out of the system.

You will invariably hear over the coming weeks that our politics are broken because these damned Republicans refuse to compromise on anything.  This narrative, to put it bluntly, is a lie.  John Boehner reportedly offered hundreds of billions of dollars in new revenues during debt deal negotiations last summer (only to have Obama pull the rug out from under him), as did the GOP contingent on the 'Super Committee.'  Democrats shut down that plan, too, then refused to offer a single unified counter-proposal.  Sensing that they've backed their opponents into a corner in this dispute, liberals are aggressively...