At this pivotal moment in American history, some of the country’s most successful programs for working families are under attack by the same people who dug the country deep into debt in the first place. These “deficit hawks” waged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but forgot to pay for them, driving up the deficit. They gave tax breaks to the richest Americans and big corporations without offsetting the lost revenue, driving up the deficit. They passed a prescription drug program that made it illegal to bargain for better prices, driving up the deficit. With all that red ink on their hands, those deficit hawks like House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan now want to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and give even more tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires. Bernie wants to lower deficits, but not on the backs of working families, the sick, the elderly, and the children.