Will Democrats Embrace Austerity?

Of course!  What was the very first thing that Obama put on the table during the debt limit charade?  Answer: Social Security.  The imperial wars must be funded.

Heard about the meeting that’s being held to decide your economic future? No? Don’t feel bad: That’s because you weren’t invited.

But Tim Geithner was. So was Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican member of Congress whose radical right-wing plans for cutting Medicare have made him the subject of a Mitt Romney “bromance.” And so was Bill Clinton, who showed up last year and uttered the usual Beltway insider’s falsehoods about what’s really wrong with Social Security.

Maybe your invitation to billionaire Pete Peterson’s “Fiscal Summit” got lost in the mail.


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