Senate Democrats

Schumer: Cantor “Flat Out Wrong” For Wanting To Cut Social Security Benefits

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer issued the following statement today in response to Majority Leader Cantor’s statement that “It is very difficult to balance the budget in the next 10 years without cutting seniors’ benefits now”:

“Rep. Cantor’s claim that we need to cut seniors’ Social Security checks today to balance the budget is flat-out wrong.  Blaming Social Security for our deficit is nothing but an ideological attempt to slash benefits and privatize the program.”