Rep. Grijalva Rejects Obama "Fiscal Cliff" Plan to Cut More from Social Security than Military, A Petition on the Subject
Rep. Raúl Grijalva Rejects Obama "Fiscal Cliff" Plan to Cut More from Social
Security than Military
<http://www.democracynow.org/appearances/rep_raul_grijalva> Rep. Raul
Grijalva, (D-AZ), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
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Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Arizona joins us to discuss his opposition
to President Obamas offer to cut more from Social Security than from the
military in the ongoing negotiations over avoiding the so-called fiscal
cliff. Obama has offered to cut some $100 billion from military spending,
but even more from Social Security: $130 billion by adjusting the inflation
index for Social Security benefits. Grijalva says Obamas proposal opens the
door "for some long-term damage down the road."