compromise principle, sacrifice people
Long-term debt Contributing factors: “tax breaks for the wealthy, President [George W.] Bush’s never–paid-for prescription drug bill, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, financial crisis brought on by irresponsibility of the financial sector.”
The American working, middle and poorer classes are saying, “‘Wait a second. We didn’t do any of this stuff. We haven’t benefited and we shouldn’t have to pay for it.’”
Congresswoman Edwards continues, “I’m one of those members of Congress, though representing a clearly progressive district, who thinks the voice of the American people is saying, ‘We don’t agree that the top two percent should just skate while 98 percent bear the entire burden of government.’”
Where “will we find the money to rebuild our roads and our bridges and our wastewater systems?
“Where will we find the money to invest in education, research and development and manufacturing needed for workers to get back to work in the 21st century?”
It doesn't have to be this way. We can do better. We must do better.
“I remain resolved to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and programs that benefit millions of Americans,” Edwards said.
“I look forward to the work of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction in hopes that a truly fair and balanced approach can be taken to address short- and long-term budgetary challenges — revenue increases, an end to costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations that ship jobs overseas.
“The real agenda should be one that creates jobs, rebuilds roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, and grows our economy for future generations.”
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