It's clear that Republicans intend to use the Super Committee process to go after Social Security and Medicare.
So everybody loves the "gang of six" suddenly.
From Strengthen Social Security:
Here's a statement from the AFL-CIO:
This note from labor-affiliated Alliance for Retired Americans:
Yesterday, President Obama outlined a fiscal policy proposal to reduce the federal debt by $4 trillion.
President Obama has struck a deal with the Republicans that is reminiscent of the policies associated with George HW Bush and Bill Clinton, that is, to reduce public spending in major areas while in a less direct way, taxation.
-----HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSAL IS POLITICAL AND DISINGENUOUSPurports to balance the budget but slashes programs for the poor, maintains tax breaks for the wealthy(Washington, D.C.) Following is a statement by Alan W. Houseman, executive director of CLASP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, regarding the U.S. House budget proposal for FY 2012.