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May 14, 2013


Scandal May Protect Social Security from Cuts

Greg Sargent: "The Monica Lewinsky scandal may have helped save Social Security in the late 1990s. Now the scandal fever currently gripping Washington -- IRS, Benghazi, Associated Press phone records -- may save Social Security and Medicare two decades later."

"Liberals who are dreading the scandal-mania that is taking hold should note that it contains a potential upside: It could make a Grand Bargain that includes cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits even less likely than it already is. That's because when scandal grips Washington, a president actually needs his core supporters more than ever to ward it off, making it harder to do anything that will alienate them."














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