Bachmann lauds seniors' 'safety net'
September 9th, 2011
07:21 PM ET
11 years ago

Bachmann lauds seniors' 'safety net'

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, defended Social Security on Friday, continuing what has become a steady drumbeat of Republican presidential hopefuls differentiating themselves from Texas Gov. Rick Perry's position on the program.

In an interview with CNN's John King, Bachmann characterized the program as "a safety net that many Americans have paid into their whole life."

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