1. I hope no Democrat will approve of any attempt to connect SS to the Deficit. Millions
of people are now going to be watching their language when they speak about the Deficit.
They should be put on notice that we are not going to be fooled by deceptive statements that while they do not openly blame SS for contributing to the Deficit, they use both words, 'SS and the Deficit in the same sentence with the intention of having people connect them in their minds.
SS should be completely off the table in any discussions about the Deficit. No one is fooled anymore by these tactics. OWS eg has been educating people on the Big Lie which started with Right Think Tanks that 'SS is going broke etc and that it caused the deficit'.
People are not stupid, they may have been ignorant, but when talking to people during the election it was clear, a majority of those in the Dem Party are way more informed now than they ever were.
Paul Ryan made the mistake in 2005 of thinking that 'SS is no longer the third rail of politics' as he stupidly said when advising Bush to go out and talk about privatizing it. He learned how wrong he was and so did Bush who was literally sent home from what was supposed to be a 50 state campaign for the privatization of SS.
Dems should not even think of going down that road.