And now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later 'cause they own this fucking place. It’s a big club and you ain't in it. ~ George CarlinSix months ago when a "temporary" cut in the Social Security payroll tax was being chatted up I predicted that Republicans would use it as the camel's nose in the tent to cut business contributions to Social Security as well and that would be the death knell for the program.
I was too hard on Republicans. Sure, Republicans wanted to do this, they were just smart enough to know it had zero chance of popular approval. It's President Obama and Democrats offering the sacrifice. Obama is even deluding himself into believing it's his idea. It's death by a thousand cuts. If the President has his way he will be responsible for the collapse of Social Security and, oddly, become a hero to the Tea Party movement.
Barak Obama, the Great Compromiser. He'll compromise his principles and he'll compromise his compromises.