Friday, August 19, 2011

Don’t Touch Social Security

You hear very frequent lies and misstatements out of the Republican candidates about how Social Security is bankrupting the nation. It just ain’t so folks!
by Charlie Leck

The next time someone tells you how Social Security is making the nation go broke, be sure to set them straight with the facts Here’s what Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Senator, and very outspoken, bright politician had to say about that recently:

“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.”

Sanders, who is obviously disappointed with President Obama, also said that he thinks the President needs a primary challenge to get his head cleared and to remind him why he was elected. I think it would be great if Sanders did it, but he has no intention to do that at all.


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