Wednesday, August 06, 2008

McCain Willing to Compromise on Fixing Social Security

The other day, I came across this interesting article on the Carpet Bagger Report on how McCain’s stance on Social Security has appeared to flip-flop in the past few weeks. The article was a good read, but I found the following section particularly interesting.

“It’s worth noting that McCain’s approach to a payroll tax increase seems relatively similar to Obama’s approach to increased coastal drilling — it’s an unwelcome idea that might be necessary to get opponents on board with a more comprehensive bill.

In other words, Obama doesn’t support increased coastal drilling, but if it’s the price of getting broad support for a comprehensive energy bill, so be it. And McCain doesn’t like the idea of a payroll tax increase, but if it’s part of a broader reform effort, he’s open to it (and closed to it, and open to it, and closed to it….).”

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