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Sunday, October 23, 2016

WATCH: Elizabeth Warren Says ‘The Last Thing We Should Be Talking About Is Cutting Social Security’

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) solved the fake Social Security crisis with facts on Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers.

“Social Security is not driving our deficit,” she said on the show’s Thursday broadcast. “Social Security is a system that pays for itself. If we did absolutely nothing to Social Security, we would make payments for more than 20 years at exactly this level. And then they would drop by about 25 percent and pay forever into the future… We can make modest adjustments now in Social Security and make sure it will be there to pay on into the future. And if we make some more adjustments, we could see an increase in Social Security benefits for those who count on it.”

She went on to say that the “last thing we should be talking about is cutting Social Security” in the middle of a “retirement crisis,” noting that 2 out of 3 seniors — 14 million older Americans — the only thing keeping them out of poverty is their Social Security check.

The senator went further than saying Social Security and Medicare benefits should not be cut.

She believes that with some modest adjustments, Social Security could actually be expanded.

Elizabeth Warren


Image: Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers

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  • Bill Thompson

    Okay you don’t want to be president but I would sure like to see you in the position of vice president!!

    • docb

      She has more influence tell the truth in the Senate.. She is a force to be reckoned with and can be there for decades not just 4 to 8 years as VP, and then run for President..if she wants! She knows twice what most of those guys will ever know and can put it to them in simple terms!

  • toptwome

    Elizabeth Warren is the truth teller that we need in the Senate. What a great woman who really tells it like it is. We need her in the Senate telling republicans they are not doing the job they should be.

  • Oarboar

    I think Elizabeth Warren would make a great president. But what would be even better is to have five or 10 or 50 more senators like her.

  • TEDjosa

    shes got big shoes to fill! ted kennedys! she ,s off to a good start ,sorry do silence we dont need that negative talk in here adios