My Ears Are Open: What’s The Democrat Plan To Control Spending?

My Ears Are Open: What’s The Democrat Plan To Control Spending?

Have you noticed that BOTH PARTIES say they want to reduce the deficit, but all the discussions inevitably center on REPUBLICAN plans? We also get quotes like this one from Chris Van Hollen,

“It seems to be the same old, same old,” said Representative Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the senior Democrat on the Budget Committee. “It is going to be continued big tax breaks for millionaires and big corporate special interests like oil companies and deep cuts in education for kids and health care for seniors.”

“How you get your deficit reduction is important,” Mr. Van Hollen added.

Is that an untrue smear? Sure, but welcome to politics.

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Still, here’s the part I find particularly interesting, “How you get your deficit reduction is important.”

So, how DO YOU “get your deficit reduction?”

The deficit this year is scheduled to come in at 1.75 trillion dollars, our debt is about 14 trillion dollars, and we have roughly 100 trillion dollars in unfunded Medicare and Social Security liabilities. It’s also impossible to tax the rich enough to close the gap…and now, Chris Van Hollen, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Steny Hoyer, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Joe Biden, Barack Obama — give us your plan.

So far, NOBODY on the Democratic side has offered up anything that varies from, “Stick with the status quo until we go broke.” If that changes, I can’t speak for anybody else, but I’d certainly be willing to listen to whatever suggestions Democrats have to keep the country from turning into Greece. This is the single biggest problem this nation faces and since Democrats currently control the Senate and White House, they should at least be able to come up with something beyond just complaining about the GOP’s attempts to fix the problem.

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