This is something we've never seen from aGive Jonathan Karl at ABC News credit--he tries to find something that liberals and progressives might consider to be redeeming in the package: : An official budget that includes cuts to both .
White House officials say the budget the president will unveil next week will include proposed cuts to Medicare (by increasing premiums for wealthier retirees) and (by reducing annual cost of living increases).
And that is a significant change that will open the president up to criticism from liberals and put pressure on Republicans to offer a response.Color me f--king curious, but can anybody explain precisely how giving GOPers in the House cuts in Social Security and Medicare before they've put a single tax increase on the table is going to put pressure on them?
[That's a purely political process question, by the way. I really don't have a serious dog in the fight between the two most profligate spending political parties in the history of the planet, I'm just curious to see how much kool-aid my friends can gag down. Apparently Tom Carper has far more the range of Mr. Obama's "Democratic" politics than Chris Coons, huh?]