Progressive bloggers were ready to have a “stroke” after Mike Allen from Politico reported that the Administration wants to take action on Social Security – action that’s likely to include cuts. Many were relieved when Tim Fernholz of the American Prospect, who attended the same briefing Allen did, assured them that Allen got it wrong. Well, I was at that briefing too. This may be bad news for the cerebro-vascular health of the progressive movement, but it seems to me that Allen got this one right.
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