Another attack on working- and middle-class Americans is coming, it's coming soon and it's coming from Congress.
More talks will take place 12 weeks from now, and they'll likely end in an agreement to cut Social Security, the most effective program ever to keep seniors out of poverty. The cuts will be swaddled in jargon -- "chained CPI" -- but don't be fooled. It's a cut.
And they'll likely cut Medicare, too, the most popular and cost-effective health insurance program in the country.
As Richard Eskow put it in a recent Huffington Post:
There are only a few ways this could play out, and most of them involve cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The ones which don't probably involve either A) catastrophic gridlock or B) a mobilized citizenry.
The reason you should be concerned is that Democrats as well as Republicans are starting to talk like the Fix the Debt loonies, greedy billionaires willing to destroy the middle class in order to get more tax cuts for themselves. Democrats who've indicated support for cuts to include President Obama, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.