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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Deficit caused by wars, tax breaks and Wall Street | The Raw Story

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday urged the congressional debt committee not to propose any cuts to Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

"This country does in fact have a serious deficit problem," he said to about 200 people packed into 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 the country. It was caused by a recession as a 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 the backs of the elderly, the sick, the children, and the poor. That’s wrong."

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    Reblog for the last comment alone.
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    BUT HE’S A SOCIALIST OH MY GOD
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    I love Bernie Sanders. Sometimes I wish I was from Vermont. New Hampshire is kind of close, apart from out annoying...
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    ^This. At least there’s one voice of sanity in the Senate.
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    Well, to be fair, Wisconsin used to have Russ Feingold, before we decided randomly to shove our heads up our asses.
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