The LA Times editor says they are publishing this letter, so I'm posting it in case anyone else may want to send something like it to their paper. Feel free to rewrite, improve, expand, whatever you like. But as Ralphbon notes in the comments below, cut-and-paste copying is probably not the best idea. If it starts looking like a form letter, it'll be trashed.
The Times only accepts pieces under 150 words, so this one is short. It's in response to an editorial entitled "Debt and Taxes in DC."
And here's the letter:
RE: Debt & Taxes in DC (9 November, 2012)
We, the Enemies?
Peter Orszag says ". . . the best thing to do is (cut/reform) Social Security." November 7, Bloomberg Video [06:23]
Enact Fiscal Austerity With A Delay, Orszag Says
Here's my own "partial" transcript of Orszag's words:
"To get a significant debt limit increase, I think there's going to have to be some entitlement reform, as part of that.
If I were in the Administration, I think the single best thing to do (cut/reform) at this point, is Social Security.
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