[OK, I'm de-sticky-ing this at lets's implicit request. --lambert]
[I'm leaving this sticky for the super comments thread, where contirbutors are doing what the old school blogosphere excelled at -- before the access bloggers became meme laundries for D factions -- Honing the message. -- lambert]
The progressive counter-attack against the President's emerging “austerity” political strategy and program is beginning to emerge. In the last few days, we've seen posts by Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson of Social Security Works, Jane Hamsher, Robert Kuttner, and Dean Baker writing against the thrust by the Administration, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and its network of related organizations, and the deficit hawks in the Congress, seemingly aimed at Social Security. These posts make or imply a number of points sometimes in the form of questions. They are:
-- The commission is unaccountable.
-- It meets in secret. Read below the fold...