Bernie Sanders – Nation Must Expand Social Security
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[Bernie Sanders – Nation Must Expand Social Security]
[Wolf Isaac Blitzer (born March 22, 1948):]
These republican presidential candidates are suggesting that in order to make sure the Social Security survives for baby boomers, millions who are about to start receiving Social Security, you got to change it. Jeb Bush talks about raising the age from 65 to 68 or even 70. Chris Christie, Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham, all of them have said you need to make major changes in Social Security to protect Social Security.
[Bernard “Bernie” Sanders (born September 8, 1941):] Source: LYBIO.net
To which you say…
That… That you don’t cut Social Security to save Social Security. Right now somebody is making $118,000 dollars a year; somebody’s making $10 million a year. They’re paying the same amount of money into the Social Security trust fund. You lift that cap and you start asking people above $250,000 dollars a year to start paying more into the system; Social Security could be extended for decades and we should expand benefits. Look, what Perry and these other guys are talking about this is the decade long attack on Social Security by the Republican Party. They want to privatize it eventually. They want to make cuts. We have millions of seniors struggling $12,000, $13,000, $14,000 dollars a year. I will not accept cutting.
So you wouldn’t accept raising the age?
Of course not.
What about means testing? Do billionaires and millionaires deserve to collect the same amount?
That’s one of them – yeah, they’re not talking about millionaires and billionaires. They’re talking about lowering at the $40,000 dollars a year. Social Security is…
Any means testing except…
No. It’s a universal program; everybody deserves to put into it. Everybody deserves to get a benefit out of it. We can extend that program by not asking anybody more than the top 2% to contribute more into it. That’s what we’ve got to do.
[Wolf Blitzer:] Source: L Y B I O . N E T
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