Axelrod Admits Obama Doesn't Have a Plan to Keep Social Security from Going Bankrupt
1:36 PM, Sep 24, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
This morning on MSNBC, Obama adviser David Axelrod scoffed at the notion the president should actually have a plan to save Social Security from bankruptcy:
Mitt Romney has been criticized for not campaigning on specific plans for the next four years, but he's actually provided much more detailed budget plans than the president. For example, here's the Social Security section of Mitt Romney's campaign website:
It's good to see Halperin hold Axelrod accountable, but when are journalists going to hold President Obama accountable? During his own interviews with the press, Obama gets away with saying his plan for Medicare and Medicaid is to keep "costs low" without ever being asked to explain how, exactly, he would keep costs low and keep the country from heading off a fiscal cliff.
There have been four serious proposals over the past couple of years to rein in the debt--Simpson-Bowles, the Ryan budget, the Toomey plan, and the so-called "grand bargain." Obama rejected each of these plans.
And the Obama budget really doesn't count as a plan at all. As Bill Clinton's former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles said, "The President came out with his own plan and the President came out, as you will remember, with a budget and I don’t think anyone took that budget very seriously. Um, the Senate voted against it 97 to nothing."