Hey, Digby! They're not liberals. As Eric Laursen pointed out to me in a phone conversation, these people fetishize deficit reduction. At this moment in time, that's nuts. But that's what the President and his team advocate. A Grand Bargain with Social Security and Medicare on Teh Table.
You might want to give your elected officials a call on this issue. Outside of the fucking Beltway, there is pretty clear consensus that the government should keep its hands offa our Social Security and Medicare. You might want to remind them of that.