Bernie Sanders: Offsetting disaster relief with spending cuts is ‘absolute hypocrisy’

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, September 26, 2011 21:39 EDT
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Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont told a press conference on Monday that he would continue to oppose a Republican plan to offset disaster relief with spending cuts. He noted that Republicans had not asked to offset tax breaks for billionaires or wars overseas with spending cuts.

“But suddenly when you need a relatively small amount of money to rebuild communities in the state of Vermont and other states, suddenly we hear a whole lot about offsets,” Sanders said. “I think that is politics of the worst kind. I think that is absolute hypocrisy.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on September 26, 2011, 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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