It is one of politics most tired cliches: with almost each campaign, politicians tar those who favor savings-based Social Security reform tarred as “privatizers” who “threaten” seniors benefits. It is an absolute unabashed lie, of course, but apparently effective politics. Here is a story on Senator Obama attacking Senator McCain for supporting Social Security reform. The article seems like it could have been written in any campaign in the last two decades (so much for new politics!). It also begs the question, is there any domestic policy issue that Senator Obama doesn’t think the solution is raising taxes on those with high incomes?