Funding privatized accounts with Social Security dollars would not only make the program's long term problems worse, but many believe it represents a first step toward undermining the program's fundamental goals.
More Quotes from Patty Murray:This time around they are not going to get their nomination until a decision has been made. You cross somebody and lose their trust, it becomes very difficult to do things the second time around.
We're not going to watch the Senate pick out one project and make it into a whipping point.
By working together to focus on our national priorities today we can ensure that the state of our union is strong for the future.
Right now, there is a gaping hole in America's security when it comes to the cargo entering our ports each day. To protect our nation we have to develop a cargo security system that closes vulnerabilities, provides a way to resume trade after an incident, and maintains the efficient flow of commerce.
It is a breach of faith. There is no credible scientific reason to continue to deny increased access to this safe health care option.
If they don't come to a decision on Plan B, the White House is going to need a Plan C on their nominee.
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