A fair and responsible budget recognizes the dignity and humanity of working people, seniors, and the poor. It acknowledges the realities of the American economy, where wages have been stagnant for years. It respects the fact that poor and working people have been sacrificing for decades as prices have risen (especially health care) while wages for 90% of Americans have not.
A fair and responsible budget places value on the things that make America great: a commitment to education and scientific progress as well as investment in protecting resources and building/maintaining the infrastructure that supports both commerce and culture.
A fair and responsible budget privileges the health and well being of the American people over the murky objectives of endless war.
A fair and responsible budget does not ask for sacrifice from children and the disabled before it asks for sacrifice from the wealthy.
A fair and responsible budget looks like this.