Question about balancing the budget
Obama--said we can't dig out of deficit hole in a few years.
Richardson--said balancing budget would be major priority. eliminate corporate welfare. get rid of congressional earmarks.
Biden--shouldn't have to make a choice of balancing budget and accomplishing priorities. cutting $20 billion out of certain military programs will help...star wars.
Dodd--federal govt is different than state govt. end war in iraq.
Edwards--corporate power literally taken over the govt. need a prez who will take these powers on.
Clinton--just have to go back to the 1990s. results will take a while.
Question: When are tax increases necessary and appropriate?
Richardson--wants constitutional amendment to balance budget. can't do it in war and recession. would exclude social security.
Edwards--get rid of tax breaks for wealthiest americans and for companies that take jobs overseas.
Clinton--people feel like they're standing on a trap door. should raise taxes on wealthy.