I’ve been looking for an opportunity to publicly apologize to Maya MacGuineas and this NRO oped makes it easy on me. Maya and Kevin ask “How would Clinton have saved Social Security?”
While this may be one of the best NRO opeds not written by Bruce Bartlett, might I take the liberty of adding one more thing to the list of Clintonian ways to “Save Social Security First” – not blowing a gigantic hole in the General Fund and then asking the Social Security Trust Fund to cover that hole. Of course, Bruce has been suggesting some principled reasons to close the hole in the General Fund. I just hope our policymakers will start listening to Maya and Bruce.