Mikulski Drawing A Line On The White House & Social Security

From the great state of Maryland:

Mikulski said cuts to Medicare and Social Security should be a solution of last resort. She said closing tax loopholes and pulling back from Libya should be considered before entitlement cuts.

She said Obama should not assume Democratic support for a deficit reduction plan that cuts entitlements.

“I think good politics starts with good communication, and I think they should have come and talk to us about the direction, particularly when it’s the social contract we feel so strongly about,” she said.