This "end Medicare as we know it" line -- and many like it ("end Medicaid as we know it," "end carbon-based life as we know it," etc.) -- is the lead-off talking point for the entire Democratic Party in response to Rep. Paul Ryan's just-released budget proposal, "The Path to Prosperity."
Whose money is it anyway? The government's money or the people's money?
In what will stand as the greatest irony of Barack Obama's soak-the-rich presidency, his deficit-cutting commission is proposing to sharply lower the top income tax rates on the wealthy.
The budget-cutting, debt-slashing proposals from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility have drawn big yawns from Congress, President Obama and the nightly news.