Can we agree on a basic outline?

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    Long term spending and taxing rate, I suggest 19% of GDP spending 20% of GDP taxing. This will give us a 1% Surplus per year to pay down the debt.
    The question isn't is this what you want, the question is would you find this acceptable.
     
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    I figure this is less spending then the liberals want and higher taxes then the conservatives want, but hopefully in an area that we can at least find acceptable to both sides.
     
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    who is going to be taxed? Everyone?
     
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    It doesn't go into any specifics which is why I am calling it an outline. If it is acceptable to both sides, it at least gives us a starting point from which to work forward from.
     
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    Why is everyone always able to just accept that we need to Raise Taxes at all? Descretionary spending is up under Obama almost 30%, If we simply stopped all the NEW spending he has committed us to, Spending would decrease by 30%.

    You people do Realize no matter how much money we give the Government, They will spend all of it, and then some. The Answer is not to throw more money down the Federal Drain, The Answer is to get those Idiots in DC to learn to live with in their Means, and stop tossing Billions down the Drain to Reward Campaign Donors.
     
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    I proposed 19% of GDP spending which is FAR lower then the 26% (I think) that it is at now.
     
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    Arbitrary setting spending rates and tax rates is stupid.
     
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    I see so you want 20% unemployment because government has to adhere to your stupid idea that it should immulate a hosuehold
     
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    The rubber will never meet the road when it comes to curbing spending with these politicians.
     
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    So just devalue the dollar, borrow and spend more, huh? idiot :cuckoo:
     

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