A Grand Bargain?
October 24, 2012
In an interview made public on Wednesday, President Obama vowed to forge a "grand bargain" with Republicans to reduce the national debt. Some of Obama's allies, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, already were planning an aggressive campaign to convince him and Senate Democrats not to go along with any deal that cuts Social Security benefits, The Hill reported. "We're doing our best right now to make sure that the president comes on board the position he had four years ago: that Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit and that Social Security should not be cut," Sanders told The Huffington Post.