The so-called congressional super committee has just eight days left to reach an agreement on how to reduce the national deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over the next decade.
Republicans favor cuts to benefit programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, while Democrats want to raise new revenue and are seeking cuts in defense spending.
If the 12-member panel misses their Nov. 23 deadline, automatic cuts will be triggered.
Congressman Brad Miller says such division is just another reason why the Occupy movement has gained support. He notes that as lawmakers look at shrinking social spending, income inequality has only grown wider.
Rep. Miller joins us on News and Views this weekend to discuss the OWS movement and efforts in Washington to reach a deficit deal. For a preview of his radio interview with Chris Fitzmon, click below: