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Rep. Miller: There’s plenty to be aggrieved about in the American economy (audio)

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:

2 Comments


  1. Eunice

    November 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I just don’t get it . We are trying to cut $ 1.2 Trillion dollars. but folks that’s over 10 years which is like $ 120 billion a year, a mere pittance when you consider the overall waste in the government. Why is it even an issue when we are still going deeper in debt by $ 5 billion a day. How do we ever plan on getting to a balanced budget ?

  2. NC Policy Watch

    November 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm

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