Democrats in Florida have been on a bit of a roll in 2011 - mainly because of the major dissatisfaction in Governor Rick Scott. Their base has been energized locally and nationally, mainly due to the overall opposition to the House Republican plan that would dismantle Medicare.
A Public Policy Polling institute survey released Wednesday showed that in Florida, 40 percent oppose the Ryan plan, with just 24 percent supporting it.
Republicans and members of the media who speak with Democrats who condemn the Ryan plan have asked them:what are you going to do about Medicare, which is growing insolvent in the coming years.
Democrats (such as Kathy Castor) have countered that the health care reform plan of 2010 deals with that - but what will they say in the immediate future, depending on what happens as President Obama meets with top House and Senate leaders today in Washington to get serious about crafting a plan to deal with the debt ceiling?
The Washington Post reports that when Obama sits down with those officials today, he is considering a plan that plan that would "force Democrats to accept major changes to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for Republican support for fresh tax revenue."