Bernie Sanders, one of the only Senators in Congress who maintains a strong approval among the American people, (he’s often called “America’s Senator,”) expressed his frustrations with the failure of the Super Committee to reach a compromise on ways to effectively reduce the deficit. Saunders made the following statement;
“With a $15 trillion national debt, deficit reduction is clearly a huge issue for the country. I am disappointed, but not surprised, that the super committee was unable to reach agreement.
“The American people have made it very clear that they believe the wealthiest people in the country – who are doing phenomenally well and are paying the lowest effective tax rate in decades – must start sharing some of the burden of deficit reduction. The American people have made it clear that they favor closing tax loopholes for profitable corporations. The American people have made it clear that it is time to take a hard look at mushrooming defense spending.
“Unfortunately, the Republicans in Congress won’t do what big majorities of Americans want Congress to do. The only way Republicans want to lower deficits is by cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education, and the environment, while providing even more tax breaks for millionaires and profitable corporations.
“Now, with more than one year to go before automatic spending cuts take effect, there is time for Congress to do what the American people want.”
Everyone knows what the American people want. The truth of the matter is, Republicans in this Congress just don’t care.