Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bernie Sanders-"Stop Ganging up on the Needy and Making the Rich Richer!

Once again, Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont),  the voice of reason and common sense in American political circles calls out the "Gang of Six" and calls for a stop to plans by the GOP to cut social programs, including the self-funding Social Security program, and start taxing the rich to help balance the budget.

From an article at

“While all of the details from the so-called Gang of Six proposals are not yet clear, what is apparent is that the plan would result in devastating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and many other programs that are of vital importance to working families in this country. Meanwhile, tax rates would be lowered for the wealthiest people and the largest, most profitable corporations.

“This is an approach that should be rejected by the American people.  At a time when the rich are becoming richer and corporate profits are soaring, at least half of any deficit-reduction package must come from upper income people and profitable corporations.  We must also take a hard look at military spending, which has tripled since 1997.”

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