There is NO support for cutting Social Security
Charlie Bass: Bass was a strong supporter of the Bowles-Simpson plan, and the plan’s authors even personally endorsed him. He was defeated last night by bold progressive Annie Kuster.
Bob Kerrey: Kerrey, a Democrat, endorsed the Bowles-Simpson plan and got their endorsement in return. But promising to cut Social Security did not mobilize voters on his behalf, and he lost to his Republican opponent.
Brendan Doherty: Rhode Island Republican Brian Doherty — who proudly touted his support for the Bowles-Simpson plan and his endorsement by the plans’ authors — lost to David Cicilline.
This comes form Bold Progressives, but we should use it none-the-less. We should throw it out every time someone starts talking up the Grand Betrayal. William Black's phrase and we should spread it around as mush as possible. This is a betrayal and no one should suggest otherwise.