Fred Hiatt is the editorial page editor of the Washington Post. In the March 16 issue he actually has a signed column praising the Obama approach to transportation policy. In the midst of this he also writes, "maybe we can hope for reform of social security and health care too." While we need reform of health care, we do not need it for social security, and the WaPo editorial page, and just about all its regular columnists, have been among the most consistent trumpeters of the "social security is in crisis!" baloney that just persists and persists in Washington, with them also pushing the theme of "entitlements crisis," viewing social security as in the same league as health care.
Fortunately, after worries that Obama was buying into this baloney with his "Entitlements Summit," it increasingly appears that he is reverting to his campaign position of not wanting to do anything to social security, or at least not wanting to do anything to the benefits side, with the key player on this being probably Peter Orszag, OMB Chief, who has made it clear that the real problem is indeed health care. As for social security, what I have said umpteen gazillion times still holds: it ain't broke and it don't need no fixin'.