"Both sides agree the best outcome would be a broad deal addressing the overall need for deficit reduction, including reforms to the tax system and entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid."
President Obama and the Democratic Party, fresh from their electoral victory and with a mandate from the American people to protect working class interests, waste no time going after Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Despite the fact that Medicare and Medicaid are both sound, despite the fact that Social Security has absolutely nothing to do with the budget deficit, the Democrats are going to give them away.
I voted for them too, most of them. But as I have said you can't trust this current Democratic Party to protect the programs that have lifted millions of Americans out pf poverty and destitution, that have allowed working class seniors to retire with some dignity. This is what we asked for. This is what we get.