Here is how I would fix the Budget

Discussion in 'Politics' started by kyzr, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. Go over the cliff, its just a speed bump for the economy

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  2. Pass Simpson-Bowles, its more thoughtful & less painful

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  3. Fix Social Security by adding 1-year & removing cap

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  4. Add a new "transaction tax" on Wall Street stock & derivative sales

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  5. Fix Medicare by limiting benefits based on contributions

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  6. Fix Medicaid by removing everyone who can't pay

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  7. Fix prescription drug plan by only payimg 1/2 of current amount

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  8. Fix Defense Budget by bringing troops home now

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  9. Let all tax rates go up to Clinton era rates

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  10. Re-write tax code to remove most tax loop-holes

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  1. kyzr
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    I'm betting that Boehner and Obama are just doing the DC Kabuki dance knowing full well that we're going over the cliff in January. I'm not opposed to going over the cliff, but there may be better ways to cut $4T over the next 10-years.


    Lets take a poll on tax policies that the DC clowns should do...
     
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    May as well go over the cliff, which is just a small hill anyway, that's what Maobama wants. Everyone in DC should just go on their Christmas vacations and try again next year.
     
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    Best way to fix the financial mess that the US is in is really quite simple:

    1. Don't borrow any more money from anybody - especially China.
    2. Cut every program coming out of Washington by 15%.
    3. Quite spending money like it grows on trees.
    4. Stop ALL foreign aid.
    5. Immediately pass a "Balance the Budget" law requiring that no more money can be spent than what comes in via taxes.
     
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    Raise the retirement age
    Cut spending in defense and entitlements

    Pass a 10 year plan that cuts loopholes/deductions while lowering the corporate tax rate
     
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    Revenue neutral flat tax of 18%. No credits, deductions or anything special. Tax code goes from 70,000 incomprehensible pages down to one sentence.

    Flat spending baselines that are only adjusted for inflation.

    No more problem.
     
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    You might try fixing your poll by allowing multiple choices.
     
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    My bad, the phone rang and I forgot to check the multi-box. My apologies.

    You get the idea though. There are $trillions there for the saving if they would just cooperate and compromise. I like the no foreign aid comment. We need to cut the big entitlements somewhat, and then cut defense.
     
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    All taxes go back to the Clinton era. The Buffet Rule is adopted for all income from whatever source. The 6.2 I pay on SS is levied on all income from whatever source. Military spending is limited to no more than the next 7 nations combined. We adopt a single payer universal health care system, reduce the per capita costs to that of Canada, cover all citizens, prevent 700,000 to one million medical bankruptcies a year, and save a bunch of money.

    See you in 2014
     
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    And have Joe Biden blow rainbows out his butt while riding unicorns. Yup, that should be worth about $1 Trillion in revenue right there.

    I would buy a ticket.
     
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    The overblown "fiscal cliff" scare is being re-thunk. The thinking now is that its the best option for long-term economic growth?! Who the fuck knows what they're doing? These economists/politicians can't agree on anything.

    Is the fiscal cliff a bad thing or a good thing?????
     

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