Tag: Social Security

The Downward Spiral

Now we know who was listening. Next Saturday, January 20, marks the first anniversary of You Know What, and there’s no need to trigger people with that dark memory. Next Saturday also marks the fifth anniversary of the beginning of Barack Obama’s second term as president. Obama was sworn in for a second term in… Read more »

Obama Games the Grand Bargain Correctly

I agree with Scott Lemieux’s take on how the Obama administration handled negotiations over Social Security during the heyday of the Grand Bargain negotiations, although I am not so sure that I concur with his assessment of the political downside: Until 2014, Obama’s budget proposals included an offer to reduce the growth of Social Security… Read more »