Sen. Sanders ‘surprised’ if Biden doesn’t ‘decimate’ Ryan in debate

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 21:57 EDT
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) thinks Vice President Joe Biden will be able to dominate the debate on Thursday because of Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) controversial budget plan.

“These are devastating cuts [to Medicare and Medicaid,]” he told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. “What kind of moral outlook throws children, poor children, off of health insurance in order to give tax breaks to billionaires? If Joe can’t decimate this guy, I would be very surprised.”

Ryan’s budget plan would cut programs for the poor like Medicaid and food stamps, as well as reducing transportation, education and science funding. It would also reduce the corporate tax rate to 25 percent.

Sanders said Obama needed to tell the American people that he would take on big money interests like Wall Street. “President makes that speech, he is going to coast to victory,” according to the Vermont senator.

“The bottom line here is that more tax breaks for the wealthy, when we have such wealth and income inequality in America today, is not only obscene, in my view, not only immoral, it is really bad economics,” he said.

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, 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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