Bredesen says citizens need to push for lower federal deficit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen says citizens need to insist on a reduction in the federal deficit.

Bredesen, who served two terms as governor as a Democrat, met with reporters and editors of The Tennessean Monday on behalf of Fix the Debt. The national bipartisan campaign aims to reduce the federal debt by $4 trillion over 10 years. The method would be a combination of higher taxes and changes in entitlement programs.

Bredesen said the group has avoided taking sides in the "fiscal cliff" discussions now going on and cautions against reading too much into statements politicians are making.

He said the more substantive arguments about the size of the deficit will come in the spring.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 182045161