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US Politics
The Debt Ceiling Debate

The Debt Ceiling Debate ... Senator Sanders' Statement on Senate Debt Vote

Senator Sanders' Statement on Senate Debt Vote

Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement today after he voted against a Senate deficit- reduction proposal:

'The Republicans have been absolutely determined to make certain that the rich and large corporations contribute not one penny for deficit reduction, and that all of the sacrifice comes from the middle class and working families in terms of cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, LIHEAP, community health centers, education, Head Start, nutrition, MILC, affordable housing and many other vitally important programs.

'I cannot support legislation like the Reid proposal which balances the budget on the backs of struggling Americans while not requiring one penny of sacrifice from the wealthiest people in our country. That is not only grotesquely immoral, it is bad economic policy.'


Senator Bernie Sanders
July 31, 2011
The text being discussed is available at http://sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=75f2ef69-95c1-4bfe-bb9b-6495d763c11e
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