DC Politics of Social Security Are Shifting to the Left

By: Friday December 6, 2013 11:00 am

This is what shifting the political debate really looks like. It is when you see politicians cynically scrambling. From Huffington Post: Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) signed on as a cosponsor to a bill to increase Social Security benefits one day after a centrist Democratic think tank she is affiliated with slammed the idea in a Wall [...]

Third Way’s Highly Deceptive Polling on Social Security and Medicare

By: Tuesday November 20, 2012 9:11 am

Apparently when all the non-partisan public polling shows your position is unpopular, what you do is commission your own poll based on some highly deceptive questions. The Third Way has released a poll of “Obama voters” which they are claiming shows support for a grand bargain. If you look at the actually survey questions, however, it is clear they don’t pass the laugh test.

Ryan’s Medicare Privatization Would Hurt Current Retirees, Too

By: Thursday April 14, 2011 8:35 am

To make his Republican budget more politically palatable, Paul Ryan decided to go with an age-based “divide and conquer” strategy. He promised to keep Medicare intact for those currently on it and those above 55, and will only turn it into a privatized voucher program for those under 55. The Third Way, with whom I [...]

Third Way to Health Insurance Industry’s Rescue

By: Wednesday October 7, 2009 8:00 am

The health insurance “Democratic” think tank Third Way just put out a memo parroting AHIP’s demand for a stronger individual mandate and other changes. The memo proposes: Four ideas for how progressives can defend a strong individual mandate while also minimizing its burden on the middle class. What could these four great ideas be. Increasing [...]