Now we are raising the debt limit 3 times, up to $8 trillion, so that our children and our grandchildren will have to pay for the cost of our expenditures.
Democracy derailed is democracy denied.
African American children can't be educationally disadvantaged for 12 years and then experience a miracle cure when it comes time for admission into college.
We need to have Bill Cosby month in Philadelphia.
Without Social Security, poverty rates for African American seniors would more than double.
But the point you need to know is that no president at war cut taxes $1.5 trillion, like Bush did.
The education cuts in the President's budget are both irresponsible and morally unjustifiable.
At his Philadelphia alma mater, Temple University, Cosby gave commencement addresses and attended games. He served on the university`s board of trustees for more than three decades.
There's not an appropriations bill in the last 10 years that the-that Democrats passed in the Congress. We haven't spent any money of your taxes in the last decade.
The threat of terrorism is not stronger than the will of the American people.
Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
We don`t charge people for making a mistake or doing something foolish.
I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.
Now, so, if you want to blame someone for wasteful spending, the Republicans are in the majority.
The Presidents proposed privatization plan would jeopardize that security by cutting guaranteed benefits for future retirees and endangering the benefits of current retirees, people with disabilities, and children who have lost a parent.
This program that the Republican majority has taken us toward as a country is leading us to fiscal bankruptcy.
While Social Security faces some long-term challenges, the system is not in crisis.
The Americans are optimistic by their nature. And they are hopeful.
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