Apparently, tonight we’re to get something more than privatization. Meanwhile, I like Robert Samuelson’s prescription that includes Medicare.

Raise eligibility ages, trim Social Security benefits for wealthier retirees, make the elderly pay more of Medicare’s costs. Americans should work longer to reflect longer life expectancies. Even so, taxes will have to rise. The alternative is a society that’s unjust to the young, vulnerable to economic stagnation and too stingy with other national priorities.