Toxic Shock: Poll Confirms Social Security Cuts Are Still Political Third Rail

By: Friday November 19, 2010 7:42 pm

The reason that Social Security is called “the third rail of politics” is because touching it is political death. The new Lake Research Poll for Social Security Works again proves this classic piece of wisdom. The poll found an overwhelming 82 percent of likely midterm voters oppose cutting Social Security to reduce the federal deficit. [...]

DeMint, “Defender of Social Security,” Sets Up Replay of 2010 Medicare “Cuts” Fight

By: Monday November 15, 2010 4:02 pm

On Fox News Sunday, ultra-conservative Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) came out against cuts to Social Security. Without directly saying it, DeMint seems to have been advocating for privatization, but the important thing here is that, at least rhetorically, DeMint has put Republicans in firm opposition to “cuts” to Social Security. Transcript from Time: DEMINT: Well, [...]