It was the president who hand picked Erskine & Bowles, both known antagonists to SSI & Medicare. He could have picked Medicare & SSI supporters, but he did not. This same president also said he & Mittens had the same policy with regards to SSI. Way too many progresssives look at this president with rose colored leftist glasses when he has never been a leftist in his life. He is a moderate and he has suggested raising the retirement age to 67.
Following the president's lead on this would be a major disaster. We need to lead him in the proper way to go, because he has definitely started out on the wrong track.