“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.”

via: politicalprof

“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 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.”— Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senate Budget Committee, Nov. 18, 2011

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