Can we agree on this?

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    There are some pretty well defined borders on this debt issue.

    I was wondering how both sides feel about this idea.

    Raise taxes on the wealthy 2-3% and make it a debt paydown only use. Maybe the percentages aren't in line with what is necessary, but what do you think?

    I also assume at least $1T on spending cuts right now and an additional $1.7T-3T within a year.
     
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    So we continue with trillion dollar deficits from here to infinity.


    Doctor to patient

    We can take the toe now or the leg later.


    The leg doc the leg. NO THANKS.
     
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    No
     
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    Well done, agreed.

    Reasonable and fair, something meaningful to build on.
     
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    The national debt has increased for the last 53 years running.

    When does the building start?
     
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    Pay down the debt tax is a good idea. How about we put 5% tax on all non-food products across the board.

    I think you need to spread the debt over several years, so as not to create another recession. Create tax equality laws where everybody pays the same amount, no more deductions, loop holes,.....just blow up the IRS building and all the laws in it.
     
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    The answer needs to include how to cover the $51-trillion of unfunded Medicare & SS entitlements

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    That's a good question. Why don't we aim for something meaningful like paying off our 15T dollar debt in the next 5 to 7 years or balancing a damn budget someday in the near future.
     
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    Why are you people so cynical? We can trust Congress.

    Congress should give Obama what he really wants, a "blank check" to just keep spending and spending. His budget was wrongly defeated by 97-0 vote- it only doubles the national debt in 8 years. What's wrong with that? More government spending helps the economy. The best stimulus is unemployment. Just ask Nanny Pelosi.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAhmYKlsWW4]‪Pelosi: Unemployment Checks Serve As "Job Creator"‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]


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    Any responsible fiscal measure would require at least the bare minimum of raising the tax on the uber rich while cutting back spending.
     

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