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The push for an expansion of Social Security benefits could become a key issue in the argument over the Democratic Party of the future.

Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown comes out for a proposal to boost Social Security benefits, rather than cut them.

We are talking about how much austerity to continue to impose, when we should actually be talking about whether to impose more austerity.

  • Ryan Cooper
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  • Oct 21, 2013
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The AFL-CIO is saying No to any "grand bargain" that guts the safety net.

Deficits and health care spending are falling. But that hasn't slowed the drive to gut entitlements.

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Jun 20, 2013
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The deficit is already falling, yet Republicans continue to insist on still more cuts -- to entitlements, their real target all along.

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • May 20, 2013
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With the White House and Dem leaders edging towards supporting Chained CPI as part of a "grand bargain," liberals offer a pointed response: No.