Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has announced that he intends to set up a "Social Security reform commission" that is designed to fast-track a proposal to cut social security benefits by implementing Chained CPI, with limits on how much debate is allowed and what amendments can be introduced.
Dick Durbin himself said, at a breakfast hosted by The Wall Street Journal, that his commission is modeled on the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission.
Dick Durbin has embraced Scott Walker-style politics in order to get what he wants: cuts to Social Security benefits to please rich people who don't need Social Security benefits in order to survive.
Illinois Democratic primary voters will NOT be friendly to Dick Durbin if he faces a credible primary challenger come 2014, mark my words. I am asking any progressive out there who will be at least 30 years old in 2014, will have been an United States citizen for at least 9 years in 2014, is a resident of the State of Illinois, and is willing to mount a primary challenge to Dick Durbin by running on Mark Begich's plan to strengthen social security without cutting benefits to do so, because it's time that Illinois progressives stand up and take back the Illinois Democratic Party from the likes of Rahm Emanuel, Mike Madigan, and Dick Durbin!