From Roots Action:
At President Obama’s first post-election press conference he stressed his eagerness to work with Republicans.
Without being asked about Medicare or Social Security, he urged “deficit reduction that includes entitlement changes.”
Reporters didn’t ask about the option of cutting military spending, and the President never brought it up.
Does this sound like ingredients of a Grand Bargain you’d like to see?
There’s a real danger that President Obama will revert to offering cuts in Social Security and Medicare in exchange for token tax increases on the rich. The so-called “fiscal cliff,” which isn’t nearly as scary as the media claim it is, is our best bet for eliminating the Bush-Obama Tax Cuts For The Rich.
UPDATE: The Republicans are doing everything they can to stop the “Grand Bargain,” much to the delight of progressives. Boehner Wants Obamacare On The Chopping Block In Debt Negotiations.