July 12, 2011
Have you heard of Central Falls, RI? The city is about to go bankrupt because they did not properly fund their pension fund. This should be an example to all you political types. When you make a contract with people you have to maintain your end of the deal. Republicans break their word, Americans don't. If the Republicans won't consider tax increases then you have to remove Medicare and Social Security from the table. And if they do agree to revenue increases then you have to replace Medicare & SSI with defense cuts and more tax increases, like the voting public wants you to do.
You often speak of shared sacrifice, how about you publicly offer to slash congressional pensions and put in place a large buy in so you folks can have some skin in the game?
PS: Don't forget to end your shitty little war in Afghanistan and bring home our targets in Iraq.