House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said yesterday that the public is "really ticked" over the country's deficit and debt and that such anger could be put into action. But his solution isn't something the American people will find friendly. Hoyer proposed that tax increases were the likely solution to our country's $12 trillion federal debt.
The Democrats' out-of-control spending have put the country here and now they want Americans to pay for their bad decisions. From The Hill:
“No one likes raising revenue, and understandably so,” Hoyer said in an address at the Brookings Institution. “But if you’re going to buy, you need to pay.
...Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist said spending is the problem and that Democrats should start to address it themselves by recalling money yet to be spent on the $787 billion stimulus, $700 billion bank bailout and other increases in annual discretionary spending.