This morning, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and, in response to a question from a host, went through a long list of Medicare and Social Security benefit cuts that he endorses:
WARNER: Let me start with chained CPI which is a more rational way to measure inflation, deals with both the entitlement programs and Social Security, lets look at raising the cap on Social Security, let’s look at phased-in raising the age of Social Security, let’s look at means-testing Medicare, let’s look at combining the various Medicare programs into a single deductible, so everybody’s got at least a little bit of skin in the game in terms of the services they use.
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The Progressive Change Campaign Committee did polling in Warner’s state of Virginia and found that 66 percent of people there oppose reducing Social Security benefits. 68 percent oppose reducing Medicare benefits.