Boulder congressman Polis and social security
I had a chance to briefly talk with our local congressman in heavily democratic Boulder, Colorado today. Jared Polis spoke glowingly in support of the deficit commission and the ‘progressive’ nature of Obama’s appointments to it. (I disagreed.) He said increases in the retirement age were needed in order to ‘save’ social security. I suggested lowering the retirement age so as to help the massive unemployment rate. He laughed and said he didn’t see how we could afford it. Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to argue that deficits don’t matter.
Leave it no doubt that most democrats are prepared to cut social security in order to ‘save’ it.
(Mr. Polis and I exchange comments below.)