Moderate Democrats Running Ads Slamming Opponents for Wanting to Cut Social Security

By: Tuesday September 28, 2010 12:45 pm

Today, members of NOW delivered 1,500 baby bottle tops to Alan Simpson, the Republican co-chair of the President’s deficit commission, as part of a “Tits for an Ass” campaign demanding Simpson’s resignation.

What unites progressives, mainstream Democrats and moderates is the belief that Social Security belongs to the people, and that no politician should take the benefits away, especially when the fixes to the system are so minor in the grand scheme of the budget. Can they campaign on this successfully while the administration continues with the Catfood Commission’s threats to Social Security?

Dozens of Democrats Come Out Against Social Security Cuts, Even Those in Tough Races

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 12:40 pm

While Mike Allen’s anonymous win-the-day sources tell him that the Obama Administration would welcome a deal in the cat food commission around Social Security to “establish credibility with the markets” (with 10-year bond yields at a rock-bottom 2.56%, I’d say the credibility has been established), others in the Democratic coalition are slowly drawing a line in the sand against any cuts to Social Security benefits. This includes members in some of the most hard-fought seats in the country in November.

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