“Let us be clear,” Sanders said. “Social Security has not contributed one nickel to our deficit or our national debt.” The program that benefits more than 50 million seniors and disabled has a $2.6 trillion surplus, he stressed, and will be able to provide full benefits for every eligible American for the next 25 years. “I am especially disturbed that President Obama is considering cuts in Social Security after he campaigned against cuts in 2008,” Sanders added.
From “Give ’em Hell Bernie“, posted on Kay’s Thinking Cap, by Kay.
President Obama raised more than $86 million for his re-election campaign from April to June, his campaign announced Wednesday, far outpacing his Republican rivals and breaking all previous fundraising records by incumbent presidents.
From “Obama Raises $86 Million in Campaign Cash“, posted on The Slatest, by Peter Fulham.
With Obama sitting on top of record campaign contributions, what do you suppose are the odds he feels any pressure to not cut Social Security?