Which sounds more fiscally responsible to you?
Our national budget is about more than just numbers -- it's about doing what's right and what works. Fiscal responsibility means putting Americans back to work and investing in our most efficient systems -- not taking money out of seniors' pockets and wasting it on more tax cuts for the wealthy.
More money in the pockets of regular Americans means more customers in our stores. More customers for our businesses mean more economic growth that shrinks the deficit, too.
Where there's waste -- like Big Oil subsidies, special tax loopholes for the wealthy, and outdated Pentagon pork our military leaders don't want -- cut it. But just forcing Americans to get less from our most efficient and popular systems like Medicare and Medicaid, so they have to go without or pay more for less from private insurers? That isn't morally right or fiscally sound.
Instead, let's try to get more value for our money, like by letting Medicare negotiate for better drug prices, and make sure-bet investments with huge economic payoffs, like investing in our kids' health and education.
Republicans in Congress are offering to help pass the GOP tax plan for the wealthy that America just rejected if we help them pass the GOP plan to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid that America still rejects.