Corker: The Deficit Is a ‘Greater Threat to Us Than North Korea or ISIS’


This week Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), who has threatened to vote against tax reform unless it does not add to the deficit, told NPR the deficit was “a greater threat” to us than North Korea or the Islamic State.

Corker said, “Some people may be feeling ‘Hey we got to do tax reform even if we do the wrong kinda tax reform just to deliver,’ and its hopefully to counter that sense. This is about substance to me. It’s not about politics.

He added, “I’m doing what I can hopefully in a nice way to try and steer us back to the fact that deficits matter. They’re a greater threat to us than North Korea or ISIS.”

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