Joe Biden Sought ‘Grand Bargain’ to Reduce Deficit Through Cuts to Social Security

Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, worked to forge a “grand bargain” with congressional Republicans on deficit reduction during the Obama years. As part of the effort, the former vice president openly advocated for putting entitlement programs, including Social Security, on the negotiating table. Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama and his administration were struck with a

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