A bit more follow up on this issue of this year's Social Security actuarial report. Atrios got hold of this portion of the Social Security Act which mandates that the annual report be released no later than April 1st of each year. It's only April 3rd so it's not that late -- black letter law notwithstanding. But Matt Yglesias called Treasury Department public affairs and was told not only that it isn't out yet but that there's not even any timeline or projected date when it will be released.Now remind me again how this is a part of the War On Whatever?!?
This administration doesn't play fast and loose with the law on Social Security for nothing. Something's up.
[ cf tpm ]
And don't forget to include the part in there that Congress Has Authorized The President to uphold which ever law is still cool enough.