Many are wondering whether President Obama will address Social Security in his State of the Union address. People are expecting that the president will call for a fiscally moderate path forward.
With many expecting President Obama to endorse a fiscally moderate path forward in his State of the Union address next week – and perhaps call for changes to Social Security in the process — progressives are urging the president to protect entitlement programs.
The cause of liberal concern is clear: Since Republicans won back the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections, Mr. Obama has signaled he will embrace more moderate-to-conservative ideas in his next two years in office. Recent polls suggest voters may be responding positively to that message. And as the White House well knows, Mr. Obama could help undermine any potential 2012 competitors by embracing more conservative fiscal policies.
Along those lines, the president could endorse modifications to the Social Security program in his State of the Union address, particularly given that his bipartisan deficit commission endorsed the idea in its… continue reading
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