Debt, deficits and demagoguery

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    I suppose asking a bit of reading before posting opinions is a bit over the top for many. Better to keep posting partisan propaganda than engaging in read problem ID and offering possible solutions. A sampling of the theads on page one is a great indiction of the stupidity and or willful ignorance of too many who post here.
     
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    1) To quote a line from Full Metal Jacket "Its a giant shit sandwich, and we are all going to have to take a bite"

    The blame really cannot be placed on a person, it has to be placed on a concept. The concept is that the government first figurres on what it wants to spend money on, then comes up with a way of funding it, either via taxes or borrowing. Add in the concept of automatic increases to budget items, regardless of need, and you have ever increasing budgets, where the money needed to pay for this becomes an afterthought.

    2) To fix this we have to determine what we want the federal government to spend money on, and how to do it. To people like me, the federal government is doing things it was never intended to do. Education policy is a good example. Education is implemented at the local level, and controlled at the state level. Why do we need a third tier? If we want to get rid of federalism we should just eliminate the state agencies and let the feds take it over, not keep duplicating tasks up the line.
     
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    Just a quibble on procedure, this is not a Real Time Debate, calling people out for not responding in 1/2 an hour on a leave a post message board is intellectually dishonest.
     
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    they cant even get the definition of Democracy right
     
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    Or maybe people have better things to do with their time on this form, than to fall for a fake call to debate from the board's leading sociopathic partisan hack.
     
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    That's both obvious and not very insightful. Is the TP the solution? At what cost and to whom?
     
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    Okay. I was raised Catholic; using shame and guilt is part of my makeup, something I know and sometimes forget to leave behind.

    I'm off to CostCo with the Mrs. I will check in later and look forward to some insight from others. Your first post was what I'd hoped to read and consider. Odd-dudes is what I expected.
     
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    Idiotgrams are banned from this thead. Please go away and do not return.
     

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