http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/a...r /> “Is it fair to say that the reason we began to go into deficit was because we went to war in Iraq, which by the time we take care of the last veteran is going to cost us about $3 trillion?” Sanders asked Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf during Wednesday’s meeting. “How do we pay for that war?”Elmendorf began explaining that Congress cut taxes during that period, until Sanders cut in.“You’re not suggesting that in the middle of a war which cost $3 trillion Congress actually cut taxes for the rich?” he asked,"
"“The reason we’re in a deficit today is two unpaid wars, Medicare Part D program, unpaid for, large tax breaks, $1 trillion of which went to the wealthy,” he said. “As we go forward to figure out where we want to be as priorities, you’ve got to remember that fact as well.”The 29 budget conferees have until Dec. 13 to forge a long-term budget agreement for fiscal 2014, which began Oct. 1. The panel was created as part of legislation that ended the recent 16-day partial government shutdown and extended the debt limit until Feb. 7 next year."
Does Bernie have the right idea?
Can this Budget Committee accomplish anything?
Why is this a partisan issue?
Should the rich have to pay their own way?
We provide infrastructure for Corporations and shouldn't they pay for some of that burden?
Is it wrong for the Gov't to help its' citizens with their own money?
Cheney said "Deficits don't matter." Is that possible?