Representative Blumenauer on Budget and Debt Talks

Representative Earl Blumenauer talked about ongoing budget and debt negotiations and proposed plans, and he responded to telephone calls… read more

Representative Earl Blumenauer talked about ongoing budget and debt negotiations and proposed plans, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed possible cuts to Social Security and Medicare, and the Defense Department budget. Among his comments he said that going back to pre-2001 tax levels is not a sacrifice, and called the current negotiations over raising the debt ceiling “a high stakes game of chicken that could have implications for the global economy.”

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 27, 2011

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  • Jul 27, 2011 | 7:46am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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