January 21, 2012

"This country does in fact have a serious deficit problem.  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, 11/18/11

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