Monday, July 30, 2012
Bill Keller of the New York Times speaks the truth on the need for entitlement reform. Good on him. He cites a report from a Democratic Think Tank that makes a distinction between entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid etc) and investments (national infrastructure, keeping our military equipped, helping assure that our work force is educated to a high standard, and underwriting the kind of basic scientific research that is too risky or long-term to attract private money), which includes a graph (you'll have to look for it, I can't reproduce it here) that shows entitlements rising over time and investments falling. Of note, Keller seems to agree that "at least the Republicans have a plan" to deal with entitlements (the Ryan Budget).
Posted by The Conservative Wahoo at 7/30/2012