Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders takes on Obama’s budget

This is Bernie Sanders at his best, in my opinion. He picks apart the absurdity of Obama’s budget cutting.

Particularly important is his point that Social Security does not need to be fixed despite the fixation with it expressed by Obama and his Republican allies. Social Security is in surplus and can pay 100% of benefits for the next quarter century at least.

To worry today about this important social safety net with widespread unemployment and inequality is a bit like repricing a fire insurance policy on your house while the house itself is burning down.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘I’ve Got a Lot of Problems With the President’s Budget’ | PBS NewsHour | Feb. 16, 2011 | PBS.