April 12, 2011
There are all manner of rumors floating about your speech tomorrow, some quite creative. There are two points that should be true. One, take Social Security off the table. It needs some adjustment but that can wait until we get the lunatics out of Congress and a better negotiator in the White House. Two, you should propose all kinds of fixes for Medicare but absolutely NO CUTS. Let the Republicans propose any cuts to Medicare. Let them offer their political throats to be cut, not yours.
And one more point, to complete your budget picture you should bring the troops home from Iraq immediately and declare and end to your shitty little war in Afghanistan so you can bring those troops home by year end.