by Javier ManjarresIn 2011, Republicans in Congress overwhelmingly passed their Cut, Cap & Balance initiative that would reduce the deficit by$4 trillion over the coming decade. But while their plan is broad in scope and does not leave any social or government program uncut, Vice President Biden seems to think that the measure is a singular attempt to cut Social Security.
During his remarks to senior citizens last Friday while visiting South Florida, Biden stated that the ‘Cut’ in Cut, Cap, and Balance was all about “significant cuts to Social Security benefits” for seniors. Biden then grew angry talking about the subject, and added that the ‘Cap’ is “what we ask of the wealthiest Americans-the top percentage of Americans and what they pay to make this country work.”
For good measure, Biden also asserted that the ‘Balance’ part of Cut, Cap, and Balance really means that Republicans want to “balance the budget on the backs of Seniors and middle class americans to preserve a trillion dollar tax cut” for the wealthiest Americans.
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