Jonathan Zaslof at Washington Monthly has a great idea. Sure, the GOP wants Obama to propose changes to entitlements? Yes. Go for it. Here’s how I envision the dialog.
POTUS: You’re right, Mr. Speaker. I should propose some reforms to Obamacare to reduce the deficit.
SOH: Thank you, Mr. President. I assure you reforms to Obamacare will receive serious consideration from us.
POTUS: Here’s what I propose. We amend Obamacare in a way that saves about $50 billion each year. You’d be with me on that, right? We need to include a public option. That would do it. Your move, John.