Something tells me I’m not going to like the plan that emerges from this brain trust:

Last Friday Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) announced he will work with seniors’ organizations, unions, and members of Congress, to develop an alternative to the Simpson-Bowles recommendations.

What’s that old joke about when a socialist, a union member, and a senior citizen walk into a a bar together? I don’t remember exactly how it goes, but somehow I think the punch-line is going to be higher taxes.