Senator Bernie Sanders says one of his top priorities in Washington is to fight efforts to recalibrate how Social
Security and veterans’ benefits are calculated. He says deficit
hawks want to switch to a system that would limit benefits.
U.S. Senate race between independent Senator Bernie Sanders and Republican
challenger John MacGovern is lopsided in terms of name-recognition and campaign
finances, but you wouldn’t know that from the fiery tone of their debate Friday.
We talk to Sanders about gas prices, which have been notably higher in northwestern Vermont, Citizens United, FEMA Irene reimbursements, the recently passed
Transportation Bill, which provides about $464 million to Vermont, and gun
control, in the wake of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.