This week on CounterSpin: Nothing quite like the spectacle of millionaire pundits celebrating cuts to Social Security benefits. Part of what has elites so jazzed about Obama’s budget is the way it achieves cuts through ‘tweaks’ like a change in the benefit formula. We’ll ask the Center for Economic and Policy Research’s Nicole Woo, what the real world effects of that ‘tweak’ are likely to be.
Also on the show: Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial for murders he’s alleged to have committed at his illegal abortion clinic in Philadelphia. The story has been covered in gruesome detail since Gosnell’s arrest in 2011, but what’s been missing from that reporting? We’ll hear from Erin Grant, a Philadelphia abortion provider, and contributor to RH Reality Check, about that.