Apr 11, 2011

Growing Democrat Divide On Social Security?

House Republicans have unveiled a budget plan that will force action by the President and Congress to ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security. But we didn’t see Democrats lining up to support it. That’s because, for months, Democrats in Congress have vilified any Republican attempts to save and preserve Social Security for future generations.

So when we heard that the President’s latest installment of his long-running series of speeches about the deficit will address Social Security, we could not help but wonder if this is a sign of a growing Democrat divide on saving this critical program for future retirees…

Sen. Harry Reid And Sen. Chuck Schumer Have Fought Republican Efforts To Save Social Security. “But senior lawmakers such as Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) and Sen. Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) are lining up against them, arguing that tampering with Social Security would harm the elderly — as well as the political fortunes of Democrats hoping to maintain control of the White House and the Senate in 2012.” (Lori Montgomery, “Social Security Splinters Democrats In Debate Over Reining In Budget Deficits,” The Washington Post, 3/24/11)