When VA Sen. Mark Warner declaimed recently that "the Democrats are going to have to give on entitlement reform," I saw red. And what does it mean to "see red"? Red in this case is not a code word for indebtedness or the loopy political bent of the Tea Party states. It's anger. Why? Because Social Security is NOT some entitlement, not some giveaway we're didn't earn but are "entitled" to because FDR felt sorry for old people at the end of the Great Depression. We've already paid for the Social Security checks we'll get in our old age. That money has come out of our paychecks, starting with the first, bite by bite, and it has been invested in a special trust fund to be used for no other purpose.
I hope Warner considers the "reform" needed to be stopping the raids on the SS trust funds to finance the idiot wars and tax cuts for the wealthy visited upon us in recent years. It's hard to believe he is a Democrat and not some mean-spirited Republican in disguise.