Sanders: Listen to the American People
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said yesterday that a special congressional committee meeting for the first time on Wednesday should do what Americans clearly want and come up with a budget to promote jobs and the economy without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other benefits for working families.
“At a time when less than 10 percent of the American people approve of the job that Congress is doing, I believe it’s time that we started to listen to what the American people want us to do,” Sanders said.
A member of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders was appointed to the joint Senate and House conference committee that is assigned to come up with a long-term budget plan by Dec. 13 in order to avert another government shutdown.
Sanders said Congress should listen to Americans who say in poll after poll that creating jobs and improving the economy should be the top priority for Congress. “Jobs