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Obama's Promise to Keep

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' During his first run for the White House, in 2008, Mr. Obama said he would not cut Social Security. I hope he remembers that promise and keeps it.

'I also hope he follows up on another suggestion that he made during that campaign and gets behind my legislation to raise the cap on income subject to the payroll tax, extending the life of Social Security for generations to come without the need to cut benefits or raise taxes on the middle class.

'Yes, we must move forward on deficit reduction, but it must not be done on the backs of some of the most vulnerable people in this country.'

Senator Bernard Sanders (Ind.- Vt.)
Letter to the Editor - April 2, 2013