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.