Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discussed the “super committee,” the deal to lift the debt ceiling, and President Obama on Newsmakers.
Senator Sanders criticized Republican economic policies of tax reductions and spending cuts, but some of his harshest criticism was pointed at President Obama for “surrendering to the Republicans.” He said debt limit deal provided the Republicans with much of their wish list because no tax revenue was included in the first round of cuts in the deficit reduction plan.
He said President Obama campaigned on preserving the current system of Social Security and that he should abide by his campaign promises. Senator Sanders said the proposal to raise the age to receive Social Security to 67 is “basically insane.”
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