Senator Sanders: I’ll be damned if they’re going to cut Social Security

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 18:17 EDT
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During a United Steelworkers convention in Las Vegas, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) lashed out at those who had proposed rolling back Social Security benefits.

“There has been too much discussion in this country — not just from Republicans, but from Democrats alike — that we should be making cuts in Social Security,” he said. That is wrong.”

“When Social Security was developed in the 1930s, its goal was to cut down on senior poverty. And when it was developed, 50 percent of seniors lived in poverty. Today, poverty amongst seniors is too high, but that number is 10 percent. Social Security has done exactly what it was designed to do.”

“I will be damned if they’re going to cut Social Security,” Sanders added.

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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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