Excerpt from The Washington Post: (click for entire article)
The Republican presidential candidates are offering different ideas on cutting federal entitlement programs.
Former Republican Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania says he would trim Social Security benefits for wealthier retirees, as would former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Santorum said he would also shift responsibility for Medicaid, food stamp and housing programs to the states.
The Republicans met for a nationally televised debate Sunday. Debate moderator David Gregory of NBC News asked candidates to name three areas they would cut that would cause pain for Americans.