In a short article in Saturday’s Denver Post about a bipartisan forum on the federal debt/deficit, former CO Sen. Gary Hart was referenced as saying that, to close the budget gap, federal leaders should focus on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the military.
As the Colorado Statesman pointed out in a longer article about the event, Hart also said that increasing revenues should be part of the equation.
This may seem minor, but at the same forum, former GOP Sen. Alan Simpson called for a tax increase, as the Statesman pointed out. This was picked up nationally.
Hart’s agreement with Simpson on a tax increase should be noted here in Colorado and nationally.