In Unity There Is Strength
huffingtonpost.com — News reports from a variety of places, and my own personal report-backs from participants at yesterday's progressive organization leaders meeting at the White House, indicate that the president is signaling loudly that he will stand strong on at least some of the very highest priority things that progressives care the most about in the fiscal showdown talks. He continues to demand that the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000 go up. He said yesterday in the progressives meeting that Social Security was "off the table", and he said that while he believes there can be Medicare and Medicaid savings from a variety of administrative methods, that he had no intention of cutting benefits. We don't know how all of this is going to end up, but right now at least, the president has decided that in unity there is strength.