- - Friday, February 1, 2013

Why not start addressing entitlements by trimming Social Security and Medicare benefits for millionaires? Let Democratic class warriors scream otherwise.

Republicans still control the U.S. House, which they constantly forget. A vast network of free-market think tanks constantly offer limited-government ideas worth advocating loudly, adopting and sending to the Democratic Senate. Republicans there should introduce these as amendments. While Mr. Reid and Mr. Obama ultimately may resist, Republicans might as well try courageously to enact such policies. For now, the GOP’s strategy of surrender generates laughter on the left and tears on the right.

Deroy Murdock is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service, a Fox News contributor and a media fellow with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.