The lessons they don't want to learn.
It simply amazes me that after a presidential election largely focused on two very different stylistic approaches to how this country manages its deficits and debt the GOP still feels compelled to stand fast with the top 2 percent income earners over the fiscal crisis. The American people spoke and it was clear, at least in my opinion,they want shared sacrifice on behalf of the wealthy, while others emphatically showed that social security doesn't contribute one cent to our debt. I'm all for returning to Clinton era taxes on upper income brackets now.As for the other 98%, as we move further away from the threat of a second recession all rates, ours included,go back to Clinton era margins. But S.S.I. and S.S.D.I. should not be a bargaining chip ever again. However medicare is a different entity all together but it needs strengthened not cut. If we keep cutting these programs soon we will have marginalized pools of sicker more costly recipients and that's why I say LOWER the retirement age and open up a nearly five year work gap for the younger generation,should one choose to retire. Just my thoughts. Please share yours