Does Joe Biden Want To Cut Social Security And Medicare?

Does Joe Biden Want To Cut Social Security And Medicare?

that's the question to two senators who sit on the special committee that will decide whether to make those cuts. i have a new report from our war room on the right wing agenda to end those programs. we'll be right back. >>> we turn now to the "fact check" segment. president obama said yesterday that americans will not have to fear cuts to social security and medicare in a deficit reduction deal. >> i want to be clear. i will not support any plan that puts all the burden for closing our deficit on ordinary americans. any balanced plan to reduce the deficit must include reform...

CNN (San Francisco) 127 127 Anderson Cooper 360 : CNNW : February 22, 2012 5:00pm-6:00pm PST by CNNW tv eye 127 favorite 0 quote 0 right now. >>> let's get right to the "fact" segment. two senators on the special committee tasked with creating a deficit reduction plan have already laid out their approach. marco rubio and tom coburn say they want to cut social security and medicare. $500 billion over ten years. we have the details in our war room report. it is all part of the right wing playbook to end these programs. i will talk to senator coburn about it in just a few moments. >>> first, let's talk about what's going on in washington. president obama says he will not support a deal that cuts social security and medicare. >> what i will not do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it and weren't even asking for it. that's not going to happen. we might end up negotiating on how to get an additional $30 billion or $40 billion in savings. but if it's going to be a matter of further racking up the deficit, and you know, people saying, well, we want this tax cut, that's where i'm going to have to say no. >> the white house says democrats would not support a deal that didn't tak

right now. >>> let's get right to the "fact" segment. two senators on the special committee tasked with creating a deficit reduction plan have already laid out their approach. marco rubio and tom coburn say they want to cut social security and medicare. $500 billion over ten years. we have the details in our war room report. it is all part of the right wing playbook to end these programs. i will talk to senator coburn about it in just a few moments. >>>...

CNN (San Francisco) 201 201 Starting Point : CNNW : February 22, 2012 4:00am-7:00am PST by CNNW tv eye 201 favorite 0 quote 0 cbs. >>> let's get right to the "fact" segment. senate republicans are trying to give president obama an ultimatum. either tax increases or budget cuts. they say they are ready to compromise. but the democrats are giving them something back. the president said he is willing to put revenues on the table and that is something that republicans have been asking for, but they said they are not willing to budge on cutting entitlements. >> when you look at the savings that we need, it's coming from entitlements and it's coming from revenues. i think we ought to look at what are the options for revenue and what are the options for cutting spending, and i don't think we should be ruling out any option. >> the budget talks have been going on for weeks now. it's a bipartisan committee. there are six republicans. four democrats. gray, good morning to you. >> good morning, carol. good morning, anna. i want to bring in wolf blitzer now. wolf, as you look at this very delicate situation, in a sense they are going back and forth.

cbs. >>> let's get right to the "fact" segment. senate republicans are trying to give president obama an ultimatum. either tax increases or budget cuts. they say they are ready to compromise. but the democrats are giving them something back. the president said he is willing to put revenues on the table and that is something that republicans have been asking for, but they said they are not willing to budge on cutting entitlements. >> when you look at the savings that we need, it's coming...

CNN (San Francisco) 143 143 Anderson Cooper 360 : CNNW : February 6, 2012 5:00pm-6:00pm PST by CNNW tv eye 143 favorite 0 quote 0.

>> it's a fact check.

jack welch claims he doesn't know what he's talking about.

he's not alone.

>> it's just arithmetic.

>> but is this number right?

let's start with the facts.

our first reading today, the actual jobless rate.

that's 8.

3%.

and the actual number of jobs added last month, 114,000.

the president's number, the monthly average over the last year, 252,000.

that's a fact.

the president's right.

the monthly average was 252,000.

now you can quibble about the numbers, but it's a fact that the president is right about the whole number and the overall monthly average.

and here's where jack welch's number comes from.

the bureau of labor statistics.

they take the numbers and add them up for the year.

jack welch divided that total by 12.

now, the bureau of labor statistics does not do it that way.

they take a monthly average, not an annual average.

they don't divide it by 12.

they divide it by 42, because the first month they don't have anything, so they have to start with number zero.

and so it's just a little bit more than 8.

3%, because it's a monthly average.

if you did do it by 12.

. >> it's a fact check. jack welch claims he doesn't know what he's talking about. he's not alone. >> it's just arithmetic. >> but is this number right

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