The hits keep coming! First we get Plouffe playing tag team with the CEO of Goldman Sachs going after "entitlements". And then we get Pelosi on NPR. When asked about "entitlements" Pelosi refused to give a straight answer.
Robert asked Pelosi if Democrats were willing to cut entitlements, which make up a large percentage of the budget.
She said that Democrats had already proposed more than $1 trillion in cuts.
"We have to make cuts," she said. But they have to be made carefully so they won't affect growth. Pelosi added that Democrats want to continue making investments in infrastructure and education, yet they know they have to make "tough choices."
Tough choices. Tough for whom?
Robert also asked Pelosi if she would be open to raising the eligibility age for Social Security and Medicare.Uh oh. She would not start there. During the health care debate they never even bothered to "start" with single payer. I'm betting she is more than willing to finish "there".
Pelosi said she would not start there.
Listen to the interview when it becomes available. And get used to that sinking feeling.
"I suspect that on Social Security, we've got a somewhat similar position," Obama said. "Social Security is structurally sound. It's going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Speaker -- Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill. But it is -- the basic structure is sound."When Republicans win elections they don't make "tough choices".