Looking For Something to Reform?
~ I'd rather see us (temporarily) go over the so-called (and inaptly named) fiscal cliff than "reform" the core programs of the social safety net.
However, if we do end up reforming them, we should start by removing the arbitrary threshold above which earnings are not taxed. This is indefensible as sensible from either a fiscal or social standpoint:
There's lots else that could be done too, especially more equal taxation of labor and capital, but removing special treatment that benefits only the wealthy is really a no-brainer.