News of former Senator, Presidential candidate, and political icon George McGovern's death, reminded us of a wonderful interview he did earlier this year with Charlie Rose. In it, he offered a wonderfully full-throated defense of Social Security and Medicare.
He also provided sound advice for Democrats toying with the idea of cutting those benefits away in a so-called "Grand Bargain" with Republicans who refuse to even talk about raising revenue. If only more lawmakers would take a page from George McGovern's Social Security and Medicare playbook.
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