• Sanders says no Social Security cuts
    The Associated Press | November 12,2012
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    BURLINGTON — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says cuts to Social Security should not be a part of any deficit reduction package used to avoid what’s being called the looming “fiscal cliff” of automatic spending cuts and tax increases slated to take effect Jan. 1.

    Sanders is a member of the Senate Budget Committee. He spoke Monday at his Burlington office.

    President Barack Obama and Congress have just a few weeks to figure out how to avert the automatic cuts to defense and domestic programs totaling $110 billion next year. The Bush-era tax cuts would also expire.

    Sanders says he’s also hoping the Senate will change the filibuster rule that in many cases requires a 60-vote majority to pass legislation.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    ROCKINGHAM — Wildlife will be celebrated at the 17th annual Herrick’s Cove Wildlife Festival... Full Story
    BURLINGTON — Vermont police say a Burlington man is charged with a hate crime after they say he... Full Story
    MONTPELIER — A working group created to determine if Vermont should try to buy more than a dozen... Full Story
    More Articles