Tag: Social Security (US)

Social Security: Where Do the 2020 Candidates Stand?

The C-SPAN video from 1995 is grainy, but the audio is clear: Senator Joe Biden is heard bragging about his support for freezing spending on Social Security as part of broader deficit reduction legislation. “I’m up for re-election this year, and I’m going to remind everybody what I did, at home, which is going to […]

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A Democratic President Cannot Undo All of Trump’s Damage in 100 Days

Democrats running for president have been arguing about what they intend to do if elected, but just as significant, about how they would get it done. Achieving policy goals involves either building cross-partisan coalitions in a post-Trump political environment or exercising power more aggressively, shoving aside procedural norms along the way. Moderate candidates and their […]

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Trump Tries to Walk Back Entitlement Comments as Democrats Pounce

When President Trump suggested to an interviewer at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland that he would, “at some point,” look at cutting entitlement programs, his Democratic critics seized on the comments as evidence that Mr. Trump would gut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in a second term. “Even as the impeachment trial is underway, […]

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Trump Opens Door to Cuts to Medicare and Other Entitlement Programs

WASHINGTON — President Trump suggested on Wednesday that he would be willing to consider cuts to social safety-net programs like Medicare to reduce the federal deficit if he wins a second term, an apparent shift from his 2016 campaign promise to protect funding for such entitlements. The president made the comments on the sidelines of […]

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Biden and Sanders Trade Attacks Over Honesty and Social Security

MASON CITY, Iowa — A day after former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders appeared to have brokered a truce after weeks of tension, Mr. Biden released a video on Tuesday night suggesting the Sanders campaign was engaging in “dishonest attacks” and Mr. Sanders responded with a video of his own […]

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Biden, Sanders, Social Security and Smears

While the news media has been focused on the “spat” between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, something much more serious has been taking place between the Sanders campaign and Joe Biden. Not to sugarcoat it: The Sanders campaign has flat-out lied about things Biden said in 2018 about Social Security, and it has refused to […]

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Biden and Sanders Clash Over Social Security

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday accused Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign of distorting his record on Social Security, claiming without evidence that Mr. Sanders’s team was promoting a “doctored” video, a loaded word in an era of disinformation. “There is a little doctored video going around,” Mr. Biden […]

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