Sen. Lieberman: Cut Social Security to prevent cuts to defense budget

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 15:30 EDT
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Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) announced on the Senate floor Tuesday that he was working on a bipartisan proposal to reform Social Security. He said reforming entitlement programs like Social Security was necessary to prevent cuts to the defense budget.

“Bottom line, we can’t protect these entitlements and also have the national defense we need to protect us in a dangerous world, while we’re at war with Islamist extremists who attacked us on 9/11 and will be for a long time to come,” he said.

Lieberman and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) previously introduced legislation that would have gradually moved the eligibility age for Social Security up by two years.

Watch video, clipped by ThinkProgress, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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