Originally Posted by Rohirrim
When you sell social security, medicare, medicaid, labor and everything else off, piece by piece, pretty soon you've got nothing. Over the last thirty years, the Right has given up nothing. Absolutely nothing. Hell, the AHCA is their plan. You either stand for something or you don't. Obama's pragmatism is like Clinton's. And Clinton left office looking like a Republican.
The reality is that unless we return the tax code to the progressive rates pre-Reagan, those programs will have to be reformed. Obviously, that would be my preference, but it ain't happening. Hell, getting a 3% raise on the rich from 36% to 39% has been a nightmare.