Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tentatively endorsed the Senate budget deal on Wednesday, calling it "much better than across-the-board budget cuts."
"This is not the budget I would have written," Sanders said in a written statement. "It doesn't ask the most profitable corporations and the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share in taxes and it increases Pentagon spending too much. But I will support it because it's much better than across-the-board budget cuts, increased premiums for Medicare, cuts to Social Security and the constant threat we won't pay our bills."
He argued that the two-year deal gives the government time to focus on providing an "emergency cost-of-living adjustment for senior citizens, raising the minimum wage, ensuring equal pay for women, expanding Social Security, making college tuition-free, reforming our criminal justice system, bringing millions of new Americans out of the shadows and addressing the growing threat of climate change," all parts of his 2016 platform.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com