How Republicans Really View Social Security

This article originally appeared in Salon. Click here to read the full article.

By Ike Brannon

Democrats surprised or angered by President Obama’s apparent willingness to reduce Social Security benefits may wonder why his entreaty has elicited mostly a snooze from Republicans, who speak often of their interest in “entitlement reform.” I worked on Capitol Hill as an economist for several Republican lawmakers, so let me explain.



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