Adam Green, Co-Founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), was on Washington Journal yesterday and made a declaration concerning potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits:
GREEN: The singular bright line at this point is will social security and medicare benefits be cut? Progressives are saying resoundingly no.
Q: If they are cut what does your group do?
GREEN: If they are cut or honestly, if major Democrats publicly put that on the table there will be somewhat of a nuclear war on the Left. We will probably have a fractured party for the next two years which will be to the detriment of this president – very unfortunate. And there would absolutely be Democratic primaries in the next round of Congressional elections.
Cutting Social Security and Medicare still remain a top Republican priority and for those with short memories, Obama put cutting Social Security and Medicare on the table in previous negotiations. So Green will likely face the scenario of major Democrats publicly putting it on the table if not cuts being part of a larger package.
Will primaries follow?