Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sanders Blasts "Right Wing Extremists" For Shutdown Threat

Speaking on the Senate floor on Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) blasted "extreme right-wing Republicans" for threatening to shut down the government and default on the debt if Obamacare is not defunded. Sanders reminded the GOP that they lost the presidential election on this issue, among others, and that shutting down the government would hurt soldiers, police officers, working families and senior citizens. He welcomed a debate on health care, Social Security, the minimum wage, tax cuts for the rich, jobs and funding elections. Sanders warned, though, " do not hold the American people hostage by threatening to shut down the government or, for the first time in the history of our country, not paying our bills and bringing this country and perhaps the entire world into a major financial crisis.” Watch:

No comments: