GOP May Be Blowing 2012
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  • Jack Burden

    I am not sure that will be the math in 2012. I think the perception that without reform, entitlements are doomed, particularly if the economy does not perform, will make actual reform popular. I do not think Obama or Romney would be credible messengers on that. Collapse is scarier that curtailed.

  • Jason Bontrager

    Who was in the lead at this time in 2007? A year is forever in Presidential Elections. Given that it’s looking like Rick Perry is throwing his hat into the ring, Romney’s status right now might well not matter.

    As for cutting the entitlements, I don’t know about the GOP, but *I* certainly want them reduced or abolished. Turn Social Security into a poverty-level-maintenance dole (so retirees and the crippled can’t drop below the poverty level), abolish Medicare altogether, and restrict Medicaid to palliative care. End of deficit!

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