President Obama keeps offering to cut Social Security and Medicare! Bernie Sanders talks to Ed Schultz:
SCHULTZ: Where was he weak tonight?
SEN. SANDERS: Well, I’ll tell you where he was weak. I get nervous when the president talks about working with Republicans about reforming entitlement programs. You know what that really means? Let’s be frank, that means cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,
SCHULTZ: Are they come someday?
SEN. SANDERS: If he proposes that, I will be leading the opposition against that. Social Security has not contributed one nickel to the deficit because it’s funded by the payroll tax, has a $2.5 trillion surplus, I will defend to –
SCHULTZ: He didn’t say that tonight?
SEN. SANDERS: He didn’t say it, but its code language out there. When you work with Republicans to reform entitlement programs, that’s the code word.
SCHULTZ: Was he not strong enough on the big three tonight?
SEN. SANDERS: Of course he was not strong enough. He should have gotten up there and said, you know what, in the midst of a terrible recession, I promise you we are not going to cut one nickel of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. We are going to move toward deficit reduction, we are going to do it in a way that is fair and responsible. Ask the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes and end these absurd corporate loopholes.
Yeah, I caught that. I just blocked it out because I get so tired of arguing with people who accuse me of imagining it.