Peter Ferrara, a long-time advocate of reforming Social Security to include personal accounts, has come out against a commission to consider the long-term problem entitlements pose because the commission is open to considering tax increases as a part of the solution.

Now I understand that tax increases aren’t the solution to our entitlement problem, the problem is runaway spending so reducing our obligations has to be the focus of the solution.  But as Ferrara himself makes clear in the opening lines of his oped, the status quo is a disaster. Something needs to be done to change the status quo and, like it or not, that will require having some Democrats and moderates engaged in the process.  A Commission seems like a good place to start.  Preemptively bashing the Commission seems counterproductive to anyone seriously concerned about entitlement reform.