The Plum Line: Social Security


Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Liberals mobilize against potential Social Security cuts

Many progressives think Social Security cuts on the table is a dangerous move.

By George Zornick  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, chained CPI, entitlements, Social Security

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Fiscal frauds

As soon as Democrats budge on entitlements, GOP lines up to attack.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:42 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Security

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 04/10/2013

GOP leaders: By all means, cut Social Security, but don't tax the rich

Obama will likely take a political hit for proposing Social Security cuts. But his budget has also put Republicans in a very bad spot.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:15 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Security

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 01/01/2013

Fiscal deal leaves central question of Obama presidency unresolved

The battle over the future of the American welfare state was not settled by today's outcome, and that fight is the crucial one.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:38 AM ET, 01/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, fiscal cliff, Medicare, Social Security

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 12/30/2012

This isn't a normal negotiation

The GOP insistence on retaining leverage over the debt ceiling means Repubs are willing to threaten to damage the whole country to get their way.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:57 PM ET, 12/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, Mitch McConnell, Social Security

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 12/20/2012

AFL-CIO to White House: Time to rescind your offer to Boehner

Major groups on the left won't tolerate a single additional concession of any significance on Obama's part.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:57 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, labor, Medicare, Social Security

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Dick Durbin: No cut in Social Security benefits

A top ally of the White House says "Chained CPI" on Social Security will be very hard for many Senate Dems to support.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dick Durbin, fiscal cliff, Social Security

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 12/18/2012

The Morning Plum: Should progressives accept emerging fiscal cliff deal?

The devil will be in the details of the proposal to cut Social Security.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:14 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fiscal cliff, Morning Plum, Newtown, Social Security