Saturday, October 10, 2009

At the Florida State Democratic Conference, Pt. IV

As U. S. Senator Bill Nelson is working the room, I get my 60 seconds face time.

I say, "I'm very concerned about the deficit. That's the long term risk. What are we going to do about it?"

Nelson's reply, "Well, the Finance Committee's healthcare bill cuts the deficit by over $80 billion dollars!", as he moves on to the next delegate.

The deficit is almost $1.5 trillion. Nelson's answer is an $80 billion cut, and he knows that the Finance Committee bill won't be the final bill, and everyone knows that healthcare reform will ultimately not result in any spending cuts. But, that's all he got.

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