Bernie Sanders: Debt deal ‘a huge win’ for GOP

By Kase Wickman
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 13:15 EDT
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared on CNN Wednesday to expand on why he did not vote to support the plan to raise the debt ceiling and cut spending.

“This legislation does deficit reduction on the backs of the elderly, the sick, the children and some of the most vulnerable people in our country,” Sanders told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “It is extremely unfair.”

Sanders insisted that President Barack Obama didn’t have his back against the wall to accept the deal, and that jobs would be lost as a result of the legislation.

“I think everybody understands, who studies this issue, that this is a huge win for right-wing Republicans,” he said.

Watch the clip below, embedded via YouTube.

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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