- by New Deal democrat
It's pretty clear Duncan Black (Atrios) read my piece yesterday and didn't much care for it. ("We need to ruin it our way").
While I agree that the fetishists and the GOP will never be satisfied, the fact is that there is a shortfall - relatively small and relatively remote - but nonetheless real.
Right now Dems have to reply that "Yes there is a problem but ..." whereas if there were a democrat-only fix they could reply, "The Trustees say it is fully funded, so STFU". Or more polite politician-speak for the same thing.
Plus, you know, the actual problem would actually be fixed.