August 19, 2011


And, no, the senator is not interested in cutting Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security—at all.

“Social Security has not contributed a nickel to the deficit, it has a $2.6 trillion surplus, and it can pay out every benefit owed to every eligible American for the next twenty-five years. It must not be cut,” explained Sanders. “Instead of balancing the budget on the backs of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the most vulnerable, it is time to ask the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations in this country to pay their fair share.”

That was not a presidential campaign stump speech. Sanders is running for re-election for the Senate.