Fiscal cliff talks....

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    All I hear are talks about taxes. Why is no one talking about the drivers of the debt? Why is all the pressure and focus on the GOP? They have budged on revenues. Shown a willingness to move the discussion forward but I've heard zero talk about the entitlements that actually drive the debt.

    I'm beginning to believe that democrats are intentionally pushing the issue to the brink in order to score political points with the thought that the GOP will simply cave.
     
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    They are considering reductions in medicaid, medicare and social security, by raising the age requirements. What you will never hear of is reducing the entitlements of the Congress persons. Which they should sacrifice as they expect the common taxpayer to do.
     
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    Huge cuts to medicare. These geezers ain't producing nothing anymore, they're dead weight!
     
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    Raising the age requirements is a bandaid on an open wound. This is the time for serious reform. A true leader could easily emerge on this issue were one to exist.
     
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    Raising the age is far from a bandaid. it will fix Social Security and do much to make Medicare more solvent
     
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    Lets see......................The same incompetent bureaucrats that got us into this fiscal debacle are now going to propose a liitle band aid to stem the bleeding ? Comical
     
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    I would like to see a balanced approach, say 10% cuts in programs a year, and a 10% tax increase a year untill the deficit is paid down to where we could reduce taxes to pay for a balanced buget that also pays down the debt. Stop foriegn aid, get our soldiers out of countries that we are not at war with and reduce the amount of tax deductions that the rich use as a loop hole to play tax avoision. But you will not see that in our leaders, so they should not be paid until they actually do something, but they won't, they are the ones on a free ride, welfare rrecipiants could do a beter job than those in Congress now.
     
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    Ss isn't really the problem so that is moot. Medicade is a whole nother beast.
     
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    According to a recent AP article the very catalyst behind the fiscal cliff and sustainability issue has been systematically removed from the discussion by leading democrats and President because they have a mandate. Apparently the conciliatory tone of the Messiah during the election was just a political ploy, as several pointed out, but media refused to accept, he had no intention of cutting entitlements just expanding the tax base without cuts.
     
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    Is that a fact, and you base your numbers on what? Please share your source.
     

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