Okay, it's a fight to the finish. Harry Reid named Bernie Sanders to the budget conference committee. What are the odds that Paul Ryan's head will explode?
In what can only be seen as good news for people who like traditional earned-benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare, here's one name that appears on the list of Senate conferees in the upcoming Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget talks -- Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. This ensures that beneficiaries of these programs will, at the very least, have one strong, supportive voice in the room who won't go down in a squishy heap of "grand bargaining." (I'm sure Paul Ryan is thrilled.)
From Sen. Bernie Sanders office -- Sanders Calls Budget Deal Robin Hood in Reverse:
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From the office of Sen. Bernie Sanders -- Deficit Hawk Hypocrites:
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Sen. Bernie Sanders: The problem with the Ryan Budget is that it is so vulgar, so obscene, so out of touch with what the American people want and need that it is literally hard to believe, hard to believe.