Must Social Security and Medicare be cut to protect the programs and America’s fiscal balance sheets? Or, can the backbone of security for seniors be protected by raising revenue and making other reforms? Time to put aside talking points and spin in favor of honest discussion. Dean Baker and Kevin Hassett are two of the country’s most thoughtful progressive and conservative commentators on entitlement reform. They are also longtime friends, bringing an uncommon civility to the momentous options and weighty decisions facing Congress and President Obama.