Dem says ‘if you don’t tie our hands we’ll keep stealing’

March 23, 2010 10:01

Rep. Tom Perriello (D-Va.), one of the more vulnerable Democrats heading into the 2010 election, unleashed some pretty strong rhetoric on spending in a recent chat with constituents.

Asked about keeping Social Security and Medicare in the black, Perriello faulted lawmakers who had “raided the cookie jar,” and urged passage of legislation that would “tie our hands” so lawmakers can’t “keep stealing.”

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