November 20, 2012
WHICH WAS THE FORMULA FOR WELFARE REFORM:
Entitlements Split Democrats : Changes to Medicare, Other Safety-Net Programs Debated as 'Fiscal Cliff' Looms NAFTALI BENDAVID AND JANET HOOK
A Democrat president, all the Republicans and some Democrats. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 20, 2012 5:36 AMWith deficit talks kicking off in earnest, Democrats are divided on the magnitude of changes they would accept when it comes to overhauling Medicare and other safety-net programs.The party is split between those who would agree to major adjustments, including increasing premiums for wealthier beneficiaries and raising Medicare's eligibility age, and those who rule out such moves altogether. In the middle is a group that would tolerate some cuts as long as they didn't hit beneficiaries directly.