2.10.2010

Bernie Sanders to GOP: Spare Me the Lectures on YOUR Deficit

From Senator Bernie Sanders (h/t MinistryOfTruth):

Sen. Sanders discusses his votes on major deficit-causing measures as opposed to the found-religion Senate republicans who broke the bank with two wars, an unpaid-for pharma bill, and two tax cuts for the most wealthy.



"Let me begin by saying something to my friend Senator Gregg, through the chairman, through the chairman. I really don't like being lectured on deficits when you (Sen. Gregg) and many members of your party (Republicans) helped cause the situation we are in right now. "

"People voted, Senator Gregg, I believe you are one of them, for a war in Iraq, which some people will think will cost two or three trillion dollars, but you forgot to pay for that war. You and other people voted for tax breaks for the wealthiest 1%, costs $600 billion dollars, forgot to pay for that. You voted for a prescription drug medicare bill which will cost $400 billion dollars but doesn't negotiate prices with the pharmaceutical industry, forgot to ask how that was going to be paid for, you voted for the bailout and I believe you want to repeal the inheritance tax, which will cost a trillion dollars over a ten year period, benefiting the top 3/10ths of 1%. I voted against all of those things, so please, please, spare the lectures on deficit reduction."
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