That screed that we read in the wall street journal represents panic. The reason for crisis management is simple.
There is no way to defend the growing chorus to increase social security.
This is gonna be hard, but try to find a senior that wants the government to cut their social security payments.
Now, for the impossible, try and find a senior that doesn't want a meaningful social security increase.
There is no way to win this battle, no way to parry. For years, third way and billionaires have controlled the narrative that social security can't be raised, it can only be cut, at best it might be able to stay the same. But now, they are in danger of losing control of that toxic script. The irony is that there is a third way, another solution, and that just happens to be increasing benefits. And the only party that can make it happen IS the democratic party.
Here is the screed.
And the heroic rebuttal.