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Paul Van Dam on Budget & Economy


The national debt is damaging Social Security and Medicare

The nation's growing deficit will not be erased by a growing economy, Van Dam added. "We're going to have to tighten our belts and prioritize. We have imperiled Social Security and put Medicare on the edge by carrying this debt," he said. "Fifty percent of the people we've talked to in Utah don't have any health care. What I hear being proposed, by the senator and this administration, is a Band-Aid approach to a system that's on life support."
Source: UT Senate Debate, in Deseret Morning News Oct 14, 2004

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