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Sen. Bennet and the national debt

Posted by Kelly Maher on November 4th, 2010
 
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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., gave a speech on Wednesday celebrating his election to a six-year term in which he described what the U.S. would look like as a “great country.” At the end of the clip above, he emphasized a point about the national debt that we heard repeatedly on the campaign trail.

“A great country doesn’t let special interests tie it to the ground. Instead of funneling tax dollars to decaying old businesses, it supports innovators; the creators of the next big idea. A great country doesn’t ignore its most vulnerable citizens. Instead it gives them the tools and the chance to become its inventors, its teachers, its leaders. And a great country doesn’t burden its children with colossal debt. What could possibly be more obvious than that?”

Remember folks, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (commonly referred to as the Debt Commission) has its recommendations due by Dec. 1. [You can send your ideas to them at [email protected]]

Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., (a lame-duck senator who sits on the commission) pressed the urgency to act during an appearance Wednesday on CNBC

“This nation is on a course where if we don’t do something about it, get federal situation, the fiscal policy [under control], we’re Greece. We’re a banana republic,” said Gregg.

Given Sen. Bennet’s repeated discussion of the debt during his Senate campaign, we eagerly await his actions on that subject in the weeks and months ahead.

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