Sanders Statement on Social Security
BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 2 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, the White House’s chief deficit negotiator, said Social Security was off the table:
“I applaud the Obama administration. This is good news for more than 55 million Americans who have earned Social Security benefits today and every working American who will receive Social Security benefits in the future. The fact is that Social Security has not contributed a nickel to the national debt so it makes no sense for it to be part of deficit negotiations.
“The American people have been clear that Social Security should not be cut and that the wealthy and large corporations must play a significant role in reducing the deficit.”
Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, also is the founder of the Defending Social Security Caucus.
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