“The Real Grand Bargain” by Bob Borosage
February 18, 2009, 1:00am

Will President Obama defend Social Security from the folks who want to plunder it? That’s the question Bill Grieder poses in a critically important article in the The Nation magazine.

We’ll get an early indication this Monday when the president convenes a “Fiscal Responsibility Summit,” designed, as he put it, “to send a signal that we are serious” about America’s long-term deficits.” The focus will be on “entitlement programs” like Social Security and Medicare. “Everything will be on the table,” the budget hawks will get a platform, and rumors now suggest the president may announce a commission designed to “fix” Social Security.

From The Campaign for America’s Future