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    Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Mr. President, I am Disappointed'
    Remember when President Obama promised not to cut Social Security benefits? Remember when president-hopeful Barack Obama promised not to cut Social Security benefits?

    Mr. President, I must tell you that I am disappointed. Because I thought I heard a few weeks ago my friends in the White House telling us that Social Security [...] has nothing to do with deficit reduction [...] And that Social Security should be off the table in terms of deficit reduction. I heard that many, many times. So I wonder how Social Security suddenly has gotten back on the table including a chained CPI with devastating cuts to seniors and disabled veterans. [...]
    I have to tell you, Mr. President, that when Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he told the AARP [...] "John McCain's campaign has suggested that the best answer for the growing pressures on Social Security might be to to cut cost of living adjustments or raise the retirement age. Let me be clear: I will do neither." Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008.
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