President Obama's “no negotiations” posture only applies to the debt ceiling, and his budget still includes the “chained CPI” cut. Republicans are still railing against the programs they call “entitlements.” They're all looking for a deal.
Even in the lazy days of summer, there are troubling signs that a "Grand Bargain" could still wind up cutting Social Security benefits. This is no time to be complacent. We need activism on this issue, now more than ever.