For Social Security Fix, Are Taxes On The Table For Giuliani?
Buried in an AP interview yesterday was this interesting exchange about ex-Mayor Rudy Giuliani's principles for shoring up entitlements:
Giuliani: … refused to rule out raising taxes to offset a Social Security shortfall. He said he would assemble a bipartisan group to develop ideas for fixing Social Security, perhaps even before his inauguration. "I am opposed to tax increases, but I would look at whatever proposal they came up with and try to figure out how we can come up with a bipartisan way to do it,'' Giuliani said, adding that potential solutions must come from both parties. "The reality is, I'm more concerned about Medicare and Medicaid than I am with Social Security, because I'm pretty sure we can solve Social Security.''