Congressman Tim Walz on the wars and the budget
The congressional "supercommitee" has a Wednesday deadline to cut the federal budget deficit by $1.2 trillion. Congressman Tim Walz joined a bipartisan group urging the panel to "go big" and exceed the minimum target. He joins Midday from Washington to discuss today's balanced budget amendment vote, the supercommittee's options and ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. What should the priorities be?
- Tim Walz: US Representative (D-Minn.)Represents Minnesota's 1st District. (Elected 2006) Enlisted in the Army National Guard at age 17, served 24 years retiring as Command Sergeant Major. Highest ranking enlisted soldier ever to serve in Congress. On leave from teaching and coaching at Mankato West High School.
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