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African American children can't be educationally disadvantaged for 12 years and then experience a miracle cure when it comes time for admission into college.
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Because when we think about the real facts: 44 million Americans without health insurance, millions without jobs, a 50-year high on mortgage foreclosures, an historic high the third year in a row on personal bankruptcies.
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Bush came in. He's bankrupted the country. We have the highest deficits in history.
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Bush has never sent over a balanced budget.
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But if they want to really think about the fiscal future of this country, then think about how we have moved from hundreds of billions of surpluses to hundreds of billions of deficits.
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But the point you need to know is that no president at war cut taxes $1.5 trillion, like Bush did.
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Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend on Social Security for their daily sustenance.
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Democracy derailed is democracy denied.
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Eliminating federal taxes would stimulate the economy and spur job growth by allowing businesses to expand their operations and hire more employees.
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For more than 70 years, Social Security has been consistent in helping millions benefit from a secure retirement plan.
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I don't know what this definition of affirmative action is for some.
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I strongly oppose the strategy to privatize Social Security and will work vigorously with my colleagues to resist any attempt by the President and a Republican led Congress to impose a plan that attacks future benefits for recipients who have placed their financial confidence in a proven system.
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I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.
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Now we are raising the debt limit 3 times, up to $8 trillion, so that our children and our grandchildren will have to pay for the cost of our expenditures.
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Now, so, if you want to blame someone for wasteful spending, the Republicans are in the majority.
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The Americans are optimistic by their nature. And they are hopeful.
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The City of Philadelphia has suffered a tremendous loss in the death of Obra Kernodle; a renowned attorney, community leader and political activist.
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The education cuts in the President's budget are both irresponsible and morally unjustifiable.
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The President's proposed privatization plan would jeopardize that security by cutting guaranteed benefits for future retirees and endangering the benefits of current retirees, people with disabilities, and children who have lost a parent.
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The Republican Party is in charge. They've been charge of the Congress and spending for 10 years.
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The threat of terrorism is not stronger than the will of the American people.
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There are no problems that exist in the District that have been solved elsewhere in the country. Whatever problems exist in this city exist other places.
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There's not an appropriations bill in the last 10 years that the-that Democrats passed in the Congress. We haven't spent any money of your taxes in the last decade.
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This program that the Republican majority has taken us toward as a country is leading us to fiscal bankruptcy.
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We have major fiscal problems on our hand.
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Well, first of all, one word you will not hear this administration use when they talk about the budget is a simple word called balance.
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What the public needs to start to do is not deal with the Democratic boogeyman from the past, but focus on who's running the country now.
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When Bill Clinton was in town, he sent over a balanced budget.
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While Social Security faces some long-term challenges, the system is not in crisis.
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While the Republican privatization proposition hurts everyone, African Americans and people with disabilities are at greater risk.
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Without Social Security, poverty rates for African American seniors would more than double.
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