Large majorities of Americans oppose even a minor reduction in spending on Medicare or Social Security according to the newest Kaiser Family Foundation poll. 62 percent of the country wants no reductions to Social Security and 59 percent wants to see no reductions in Medicare spending.

The American people really like their Medicare and Social Security. They are an important part of the social safety net that prevents millions of seniors from falling into poverty. Regular people don’t want them cut.

The insane belief common among many of the beltway pundits and politicians that the American people actually want a “grand bargain” or a “super Congress” to cut our entitlement programs has absolutely no basis in reality. It is purely a fantasy created people with lots of money, who don’t think they will ever have trouble affording the basic necessities after they retire.