2012 is to decide how the Budget gets Balanced

Discussion in 'Politics' started by kyzr, Dec 31, 2011.

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Which policies do you support to Balance the Budget?

  1. Let the Bush Tax cuts expire in 2013

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. Cancel Obamacare

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Fix Social Security by raising the age and taxing benefits

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  4. Fix Medicare by imposing limits, higher co-pays, taxing benefits

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  5. Allow the Debt Commission cut to Defense to happen

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  6. Eliminate all tax loop-holes so that the 1% pay their fair share

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  7. Go after off-shore tax evaders

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  8. Get Corporations to repatriate their off-shore $trillions

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  9. Shrink the size of the Federal government

    3 vote(s)
    50.0%
  10. Pass a Balanced Budget Amendment

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. kyzr
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    kyzr Gold Member

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    Congress is trying to manage the Budget by cutting spending. The dems want a "balanced approach" which also include raising taxes and cutting tax loop-holes (except they did neither when they had absolute control?!)

    Lets see which side has the better approach by taking a poll on policies
     
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    -Bush tax cuts expire.
    -Defense cuts.
    -Eliminate tax loop holes.
    -Go after off-shore tax evaders.
    -Repatriate billions in off-shore profits. And not with a tax holiday..

    Add in..add a surtax on salaries over 5 million a year..or audit the company. Either that..or allow shareholders to decide on executive compensation.
     
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    Very nice and appropriate poll.
     
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    Well done!

    More policies that I would like to see include:
    Eliminate derivatives and short-selling (only capital creation allowed)
    If the GOP wants a "flat tax" put it on Corporations 15% off the top
    High incomes get taxed at a higher rate, especially a Medicare and SS surcharge
    Include a transaction tax on Wall Street, long term investments get rewarded and day-trading punished
    Outsourcing jobs gets taxed, in-sourcing jobs gets a tax break
     

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