Apparently there is an internal Cold War going on inside the Obama administration, over those who would actually do what the President was elected to do, namely lead, and those who want to continue to punt our problems down the field. So far it seems that our President has, as he has done with so many other things lately, decided to punt, rather than join in the effort to fix the long term solvency problems of Social Security.
From The Hill:
“There are two camps,” the source added. “One camp wants to be able to throw a bone to Republicans and some [centrist] Democrats.
“The political people would prefer not to be accused of being the party that cuts Social Security in those ways. Some political people would like to see the president out there defending the program and making the case that it has nothing to do with the deficit.”
A second Democratic source, who has pushed to reform Social Security by increasing the flow of revenues to the tr...