Under the Maple Canopy

Singing Union Songs Since 2009

Deficit Absurdity

Mr. President, I hear my Republican friends, time and time again, coming down the floor of the Senate, and they say we have a huge deficit. We have a huge national debt. And today what they want to do is to drive that national debt up by $700 billion over the next 10 years in order to give huge tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. So please, my friends, say what you want, but stop talking about the deficit and the national debt when what you’re doing today is driving that debt up by $700 billion over the next 10 years.

And second of all, what everybody in America knows is that what’s going in our country today is that the middle class is collapsing, poverty is increasing, but the people on top are doing phenomenally well. In the last 25 years, 80 percent of all new income created in this country went to the top 1 percent. You don’t have to worry about the top 1 percent. You don’t have to worry about the top 1 percent. The millionaires and the billionaires in this country are doing just fine.

Thank you, Senator for standing up for the rest of us!

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