Rep. Pete Visclosky Discusses Budget Woes at Radisson Hotel

MERRILLVILLE — The challenge was seemingly simple: Identify a combination spending cuts and tax increases that balance the federal budget.

But for more than 100 Northwest Indiana residents gathered Monday night at the Radisson Hotel, the decisions were never easy. Discussions were civil yet passionate as residents debated missile defense, the Medicare eligility age, tax rates, and other priorities at the “How Would You Balance the Federal Budget” event, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the Concord Coalition.