Damon Silvers appears to have his wheels on correctly answering two CNN talking heads on their version of Social Security.
Kelly Evans: “Of course people want to make sure that our citizens are taken care of. But that’s almost not the point.” (It’s not?) Evans proceeds to assail Silvers and the AFL-CIO for refusing to “negotiate” over seniors’ well-being.”
Simon Hobbs: “Are you as clear on the reality that if you don’t cut entitlement benefits this country may well go bankrupt.”
Damon Silvers answers: “‘That’s frankly not true,’ he says. ‘That’s a lie put forward by billionaires who don’t want to pay higher taxes. The only people who believe what you just said,’ he added, ‘are people who are worried that their very large incomes will be taxed.'”
Damon Silvers promises: “We’re not embarrassed about that whatsoever,” he replies. “If you cut Social Security benefits or Medicare benefits to our seniors, to our most vulnerable people in the country, you are going to get no support on it.”
It is time for people to hold Democrats feet to the fire in a similar manner that Teabaggers held their representatives accountable.
Hat Tip to Crooks and Liars