Under no circumstances did Joe Biden defend Social Security

within this week The Because the round tableEditors Matt Welch, Catherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman discuss Congress’s enduring lack of interest in meaningful entitlement reform and new data on student expulsions from public schools.

0:26: Joe Biden and entitlement spending

32:08: Weekly audience question

38:16: New data on school children leaving public schools

47:54: Super Bowl buzz

55:03: This week’s cultural recommendation

As mentioned in this podcast:

“The State of Our Union Saks” by Matt Welch

“Biden vows to sink Social Security’s ship,” by Eric Boehm

“Joe Biden, Travel Agent in Chief,” by Elizabeth Nolan Brown

“Biden and Reporters Agree: Republicans Will Deliberately ‘Crush’ Economy,” by Matt Welch

“The 19 Percent Solution,” by Nick Gillespie and Véronique de Rugy

“Robert Pondisio: Why Our Kids Can’t Read,” by Nick Gillespie

“Winsome Earle-Sears: School Choice’ New.” Brown v. Board’ Fight,” by Nick Gillespie

“How Democrats Want to Pay for Free College, Paid Vacation, Expanding Social Security?” By Zach Weissmueller and Alexis Garcia

“Social Security, Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dog, and Alan Simpson: The Ultimate Remix,By Austin Bragg and Nick Gillespie

“Actually, Magic Mike’s Last Dance On the Horrors of Urban Zoning Regulations,” by Peter Suderman

“Ben Affleck for a Day” by Matt Welch

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Audio production by Ian Kizer

Associate production by Hunt Beatty

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve