For several decades, the Democrats have viewed their opposition to any significant changes in the Social Security system as an impregnable defensive position–sort of like France’s Maginot Line. I wonder, though, whether times have changed sufficiently that President Bush might be able to outflank the Dems and drive them out of their bunkers with surprising ease.
Here’s why I say that: So far, the Democratic leadership in Congress has taken the position that they need not come up with a proposal for Social Security reform. Patrick O’Connor reported yesterday in the Hill:
House and Senate Democrats have decided against introducing an alternative Social Security reform plan yet, preferring instead to focus attention and criticism on President Bush