Top Democrat Opens Door for Social Security Cuts
Slick snake oil salesman Dick Durbin exploits language of supposed Democrat-Republican divide
October 21, 2013
Illinois Democrat Senator Dick Durbin used the language of partisan politics on Fox News Sunday to make it feasible for Democrats to agree to slash entitlements.
“If this is the bargain that the Republicans are now pushing for, that we have to cut Medicare to avoid cuts at the Department of Defense, they need to take a step back,” Durbin said.
In order to make it appear the government is helping seniors by cutting back on the money they were promised, Durbin said Democrats are working to remedy Social Security and Medicare, two programs that dominate the federal budget. The palliative is Obamacare, a stillbirth baby that can’t even enroll Americans, let alone deal with their health issues.
“If we don’t focus on the health care and dealing with the entitlements, the baby boom generation is going to blow away our future,” Durbin said. “We don’t want to see that happen. We want to make sure that Social Security and Medicare are solid.”
In short, under sequestration, expect more rhetoric about “tough choices” and “shared sacrifice.”