Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:26 AM
UCmeNdc (2,447 posts)
Progressive Senators Pressure Obama Not To Cut Social Security
A group of progressive lawmakers led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday called for protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits in any deficit reduction deal.
"We're going to send a loud message to the leadership in the House, in the Senate and President Obama. Do not cut Social Security, do not cut Medicare, do not cut Medicaid," Sanders said. "Deficit reduction is a serious issue but it must be done in a way that is fair. We must not balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the sick, the children or the poor."
"Over my dead body will we cut benefits to Social Security and Medicare," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.).
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Response to msongs (Reply #1)
Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:58 AM
DCKit (18,541 posts)
3. "deficit reduction is a republican agenda" as long as it's on the backs of the poor, elderly...
and children. The Pentagram hog trough is always overflowing.
Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)
Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:14 PM
boingboinh (290 posts)
5. Sad to think we have a Democratic President that even considers the Idea
What is Left continues to Shift Right each year.