What Do Republicans Want On Entitlement Reform?
slate.com — If Republicans are going to agree to a deficit reduction bill containing a big tax increase, then obviously they're going to want large domestic spending cuts. And if we want the basic operations of the federal government to continue, large domestic spending cuts need to contain meaningful reductions in entitlement spending. But while Democrats have been out there banging the table for their preferred tax increases, it's not at all clear what Republicans negotiating objectives on the entitlement side are. As hard as it is to reconcile Democratic and Republican ideas, it's completely impossible if Republicans won't say what they want. And on Medicare there's simply a lot of cognitive dissonance inside the Republican ranks.