April 11th, 2011
11:47 PM ET

Video: The politics of debt and deficits

Editor's note: Cornell Belcher, Dana Loesch, and David Gergen weigh in on the budget battles past and future.

Related: Obama, Congress prepare for next round of budget fights

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  1. Roberta Johansen

    All people should be taxed, including the rich and Congressmen. Corporate execs have taken bail out money and then outsourced jobs, not creating any here. We could help the economy by roughly $9 trillion! Why only tax the middle and lower class so much and lower taxes on the rich? Republicans won't like this, but I believe it would work. Teachers and other poor people are being asked to take an 8% pay cut to help pay for health care and higher taxes while the upper class pays less! Where's the logic to this? Because Congressmen suggest the laws, they favor helping the rich? This is NOT fair. If more regular people hear this plan, those politicians won't be in their positions next election!

    April 12, 2011 at 10:02 am |
  2. Bruce, Vancouver, BC

    It is too bad that there can't be a more rational discussion of the issues. George Will dismisses Canada'S Health Care System because he says we are a "socialist".

    But if you could determine why the US spends $7,200 per capita on health care while Canada spends $3,800 per capita (all 2007 figures) then you may be able to save population X $ difference, 308,745,538 X $3,400 = 1049 billion dollars without reducing any services.

    When will you get off these battles, big versus small government, increase taxes versus service cuts. and demand that your leaders become managers rather than battlers

    April 12, 2011 at 2:10 am |