Clue for Nancy Altman
“You know, I suspect that, on Social Security, we've got a somewhat similar position. Social Security is structurally sound. It's going to have to be tweaked the way it was by Ronald Reagan and Speaker -- Democratic Speaker Tip O'Neill. But it is -- the basic structure is sound,” he told the national television audience.
The answer sent shockwaves among Obama’s liberal and labor allies, who have made protecting Social Security from cuts one of their highest priorities.
“My jaw dropped,” said Nancy Altman, co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign, which includes the AFL-CIO, MoveOn.org Political Action, and the Service Employees International Union.
“My reaction was, ‘Then Mr. President, you don’t know the governor’s record on Social Security.’”
It is Nancy Altman who need to learn about Obama's record on Social Security, beginning with Obama's speech to the Hamilton Project. Obama is by far Social Security's most dangerous opponent.
If we are to preserve Social Security we will need to organize massive demonstrations, not just in DC, but in from of every Senate and Congressional district office.