Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders highlighted Biden’s record on Social Security in prosecuting the case that Biden isn’t the most electable candidate.
Indeed, Biden has been advocating for cuts to Social Security for roughly 40 years.
“When I argued that we should freeze federal spending, I meant Social Security as well,” he told the Senate in 1995.
Biden himself, at least on his campaign website, now supports making Social Security more generous, not less.
Biden pushed for an amendment to carve Social Security out of the balanced budget amendment.
Biden voted for the balanced budget amendment anyway, even after his multiple warnings that it would undercut Social Security.
At Iowa’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner in November 2007, weeks from the Iowa caucus, Biden again returned to Social Security. »