And the Democratic party reaction to that?
Liberal Democrats challenged President Obama on Tuesday over his willingness to cut Social Security benefits.
People still wonder how we lost control of the House. If you think President Obama is the bad guy in this scenario, resign from reality now and let's get somebody in here who isn't a useless sack of pus.
At a meeting that lasted just less than 90 minutes, Obama was peppered by questions from Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), among others, who challenged Obama on adopting “chained CPI” — a less generous formula for adjusting benefits under Social Security and other programs for inflation.
Obama has said he is open to chained CPI as part of a “grand bargain” that would include spending cuts as well as new revenue. And he didn’t back down from that support during a closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats, despite pushback from Harkin and Sanders.
Ahh, sweet release...