“…two programs are set to add $103 trillion to the national debt.”
“…tens of millions of Americans will only receive about three-quarters of their Social Security benefits when they retire.”
It doesn’t just soak the rich. It hits everyone.
No! No!! Don’t jump!
“It was totally predictable that he would flee.”
“Take that off the list.”
How many more of these guys are out there?
“I’ve already started to socialize the discussion around here in the West Wing…”
“We have to reform them for the next generation.”
“…supporters dragged Big Bird and Kermit the Frog to Capitol Hill to make their case.”
“He made a promise in the campaign that that was something that he didn’t want to do.”
Making public business private
“the Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI) Trust Fund will be depleted in 2028…”
No hint of how they’ll pay for it, natch
“We could start paying for it by asking the wealthiest Americans to contribute a little bit more.”
“There is no constituency for candor.”
It’s a brave new world
This conversation is getting taxing
There you go again
The check’s in the mail
Means testing, or privatization?
“Not just no, [but] you-know-what no.”
Statute of public-relations limitations.
The numbers guy.
Just like Social Security and Medicare!
Right to know.
Death and taxes.
No mandate for Obama.
Raise the roof.
Games, games, and more games…
“The numbers are going to look worse as we go into next week.”