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In 2012, Alan Grayson was elected for his second, non-consecutive term in the U.S. House of Representatives after winning against Todd Long in Florida's 9th congressional district race.
Guns or Butter?
Step away from the mass media, the corporate advertising delivery system. The business media in particular will have you believe all is not well unless the high income Bush tax cuts are extended and the middle class payroll tax cuts probably should not be extended. Ongoing corporate tax breaks and safe havens are assumed safe. Otherwise the economy will falter.
Annual trillion-dollar deficits are continued by the USA federal government and maybe your middle class income should be taxed more and your Social Security and Medicare benefits cut. Funny thing is, the middle class could easily keep their payroll tax cuts and existing Social Security and Medicare benefits plus the federal budget could be balance immediately! How so? Cut spending and borrowing for what President Eisenhower warned Americans about in 1960 as the "military - industrial complex".
In the first video, Alan Grayson explains we are being scammed by the politicians, corporations, and military-industrial complex to believe the only solution is for them to become richer and middle-class Americans should pay for it. In the second video, Alan Grayson explains how USA defense spending is out of control and should be spent here in America on Americans.
Alan Grayson on Fiscal Cliff is "Artificial Crisis"
Congressman-elect Alan Grayson discusses the Fiscal Cliff/Grand Bargain. The interview aired on Young Turks with Cenk Uygur on Current TV.
Rep Alan Grayson Introduces 'The War Is Making You Poor Act' (Reprise May, 2010)
Rep. Grayson introduces a bill to cut separate funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and uses the money to eliminate federal income taxes on every American's first $35,000 of income. Cosponsors of this bill include Ron Paul, Walter Jones, John Conyers, Lynn Woolsey, and Dennis Kucinich.
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