Sunday, November 20, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders: "I will be damned if we’re going to balance the budget on backs of the elderly, the sick, the children, and the poor."

"This country does in fact have a serious deficit problem," he said to about 200 people packed in the Senate Budget Committee room.

"But the reality is that the deficit was caused by two wars — unpaid for. It was caused by huge tax breaks for the wealthiest people in this country. It was caused by a recession as result of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street. And if those are the causes of the deficit, I will be damned if we're going to balance the budget on backs of the elderly, the sick, the children, and the poor. That's wrong."


- Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senate Budget Committee, 11-18-2011

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