Well, Matt at Conservative Hideout has a great example of the truth behind that description. Social security was, a few weeks back, in great shape according to the Left. Now, however, when it is politically expedient for Liberals, Social Security is S.O.L.!
Wait a freaking minute here! I seem to recall that over the last few months, we were consistently told that Social Security and Medicare were so well funded as to be bullet proof. As Rep. Ryan’s buget plan was rolled out, we were told that Social Security was in great shape, and that Ryan and his GOP cohorts were just trying to kill off all the grannies (like there would be any left after ObamaCare anyway).
But skeptics wonder: why pick on Social Security? Since Social Security will be solvent until 2037, why must it be part of any fiscal overhaul now?
Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., a member of the Bowles-Simpson commission who voted against its recommendations, has accused Republicans of wanting “to raid Social Security to pay for their past failures to balance the books.”
He said Social Security has “$2.6 trillion in reserves dedicated to paying the retirement, disability and survivor benefits that American taxpayers have earned” and that $2.6 trillion “doesn’t add to our deficit.”
How very convenient.