Monday, November 18, 2013

Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security

By planting a flag on the need to expand Social Security, Warren may have just added this issue to the pantheon of preoccupations that are driving those who want to see the party embrace a more economically populist posture going forward. Liberal bloggers such as Atrios and liberal groups like the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, have been pushing for a Social Security expansion, arguing that Democratic priorities should be centered on the idea that declining pensions and wages (and savings) are undermining retirement security, and that the party should above all stand against undermining the social insurance system.
Nice to have some high profile voices finally on board with this (excellent) idea.  The discussion has shifted way too far to the right.  We need Democrats at the national level that will stand up and speak some simple truths.  Elizabeth Warren is one of them.

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