Quote of the Day: Benjy Sarlin

If Perry’s to be believed now, his book’s take is that the New Deal was great, if only they had the foresight at the time to configure Social Security so that it didn’t need some minor fixes seven decades later to fix a modest medium-term shortfall after lifting three plus generations of seniors out of poverty. Since they didn’t, it’s a “failure”…

— Benjy Sarlin (TalkingPointsMemo)