Getting Tough on the Weak

Republicans want cuts but cannot specify any. Democrats want tax increases but only “a little.” President Obama offers to go specific with a shocking proposal every year: cuts of medicare and social security, which would actually hurt at least 60% of Americans significantly, regardless of their politics. But a 40% cut to the military would hit maybe .01% of the US population and would not make us look any more or less delicious as a target on the world map.

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