• No one ever asked Obama how he was going to pay for his extension of the Bush tax cuts. ($1.5 trillion)
  • No one ever asked Bush how he was going to pay for the War on Terror ($6 trillion)

Bernie has done more in terms of explaining how he’s going to pay for it than either Obama or Bush explained how they were going to pay for these massive drains on federal budgets.

Why do people suddenly start caring about the deficit as soon as there are proposals that might actually benefit poor people? Tax cuts help people like you and hurt people like me. Wars hurt the poor who fight them—like people in my family—and non-white people in foreign countries but they’re a boon to the so-called defense industry.

So-called liberals turn into Paul Ryan as soon as their interests are threatened in the slightest. So I stand by my statement, Ann, you don’t care if uninsured people die, if that will mean your taxes get raised. At the same time, you’ll consent to a blank check for war—no questions asked—because it’s not you who is suffering from PTSD or getting maimed by bombs.

You tell on yourself with your priorities. Why not just become a Republican if you’re going to just spout a bunch of fiscally conservative Fox new talking points and whinge about the federal deficit?

Journalist, socialist, activist. Founder and co-chair of DivestSPD. Bylines at SPLC, The Baffler, GEN. Follow on Twitter: @justwardoctrine, @DivestSPD

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