Originally Posted by cutthemdown
I heard Reid took entitlements off the table. So the dems are offering even less this time around. i doubt a deal gets done. Fiscal cliff here we come. They will probably manage something but it won't be a deal, more like a patch.
By "entitlements" I'm sure you mean SS and Medicare.
a.) They are not entitlements. They are programs people have been paying for, explicitly their entire lives.
b.) The balance sheet for those programs is currently $2.6 trillion in the black. That that money was stolen to pay for tax cuts and more bombs does not relieve us of our moral obligations nor excuse stealing that money from people.