Sep 13 2011
Lots of interesting reactions to the GOP debate and its focus on Social Security. At Hot Air Allahpundit wonders why anyone would even broach the subject:
Remind me again, then: Why are we obsessing over Social Security when it’s universally understood among politicos that Medicare is a much bigger/more immediate problem?
I sense a lot of impotent political wincing going on. But I think everyone should look at this differently.
At least the GOP side is HAVING the needed debate on the solvency of Social Security, and we can decide who is just kicking this ticking time bomb down the road instead of dealing with it. Now is a time to fix Social Security without lots of pain and suffering (what liberal likes to call ‘sacrifice’).
We need political leaders willing and able to take on tough subjects and broken sacred cows. There are a lot of broken sacred cows in our dysfunctional and bankrupt government. None of them alone will right our government and its spending problems. That is the right approach – not the easy approach. If not now, when? Let the debate happen, and let America see people willing to bring change we can rely on.