Economics. Even their premier economist, Paul Krugman, wrote yesterday that we should not raise the SS age limit because people are misguided about the problem of 'longevity.' He explains that people are only expected to live longer FROM BIRTH today compared to 50 years ago. But SS isn't from birth. It's how long you're expected to live FROM 65. And that hasn't changed.
I'd absolutely agree.
Ostensibly, Democrats / Liberals should be far more favorable to business, economically, then the Tea Party / Libertarian crowd. You would think people willing to wield the power of government would be willing to do so for the benefit of business and economic growth... sadly not the case.
*ETA - I didn't realize I was the only "liberal" -- I'm not THAT liberal, BTW - who even bothered to respond to this.
Liberals look the other way on many abuses performed by unions. Sadly, both sides do this - conservatives often overlook abuses performed by religious organizations, businesses, investors, etc... - but I would absolutely say that unions are the liberals sacred cow, never to be assailed.
This post was edited on 11/18 at 8:10 am