What would you cut?

September 7, 2006 at 2:21 pm

Last weekend, on Meet the Press, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Bob Casey, Jr. complained about the growing federal deficit. MTP host Tim Russert then asked him what federal program he would cut. Casey’s response was symptomatic of the problem plaguing his party, they have no answer to that question. Chris Matthews humorous reaction below is dead on.

For all of the big spending the Republicans have done while in power, at least they would have multiple answers to this seemingly simple question.

Bush still holding out hope for Social Security reform

July 9, 2006 at 10:27 am

Here is an interesting report from the Washington Times:

Mr. Bush, in a June 27 speech extolling the line-item veto, vowed to keep fighting to fix the impending financial crises in both Social Security and Medicare.

“If we can’t get it done this year, I’m going to try next year. And if we can’t get it done next year, I’m going to try the year after that because it is the right thing to do,” Mr. Bush said in a speech in Washington hosted by the Manhattan Institute think tank. “Now is the time to solve the problems of Medicare and Social Security and I want your help.”

How do the Democrats respond?

Democrats immediately went on the attack, saying the president intends to bring back his plan to divert a portion of the Social Security payroll tax into personal accounts for individual taxpayers — a plan that failed to gain traction last year.