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Bernie Sanders, Progressive Senators Pressure Obama Not to Cut Social Security

Bernie Sanders, Progressive Senators Pressure Obama Not to Cut Social Security 16 Nov 2012 A group of progressive lawmakers led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday called for protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits in any deficit reduction deal. "We're going to send a loud message to the leadership in the House, in the Senate and President Obama. Do not cut Social Security, do not cut Medicare, do not cut Medicaid," Sanders said. "Deficit reduction is a serious issue but it must be done in a way that is fair. We must not balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the sick, the children or the poor."  [Yeah, good luck with that. Sanders has as much chance as a cat with a long tail in a room filled with rockers. --LRP]