Tuesday, November 19, 2013

We can fix it our way, or ...

- 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.