Discussion in 'Politics' started by uscitizen, Jan 19, 2011.
Real cuts or just cuts in proposed increases?
It will be interesting to see.
How much to cut before the economy is harmed?...
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They better be real cuts.
Unless they plan on coming up with some real cuts to military spending, SS, and Medicare, then they aren't going to cut shit, because all three of those programs are going to cost us more. Pensions for retiring military are going to dramatically increase costs as those positions will need to be filled, so we will be paying more pensions and continuing to pay for an oversized active military.
As for SS, we all know where that is headed. In order to get SS under control, the retirement age must be raised sooner, and either the payroll rate must be increased or the $106,000 (or whatever it is currently) needs to be raised some to increase funding.
In the end, we'll probably see some necessary cuts in discretionary spending, but in the end it won't even put a dent in the deficit spending.
Lets do the math. Retards want to cut the budget 61 B, while the interest on the debt is 187 B
Thats like coming to dinner and eating your carrots, but ignoring the roast beef, mash potatoes and gravy. Oh, and the dinner roll with butter.
IF you are going to get serious about the budget, cut the budget.
Any person who advocates any actual cuts in government spending will be demonized and attacked.
Defaulting on the debt followed by massive inflation looks like the only way to get sleepy, drooling Americans to wake up.
Yeah they will wake up and vote the right out
The Democrats are just as responsible for putting us in this position as the Republicans are.
When are you gonna' wake up to that fact?
Maybe we could use parallel-ops; the veteran-pols start hackin'-away on defense-spending....the 'Baggers/rookie-pols start cuttin'-their-teeth on more-familiar (to them) waste.....like.....
Across-the-board cuts are just some chickenshit way o' avoiding specific-cuts.
Much like passing individual-bills (without "riders"), we need to do the same with cuts. Start-out with the largest (Defense), and let's HEAR the various pols (who are responsible for the spending) JUSTIFY the amounts they're spending!!
Across-the-board cuts are their way of AVOIDING that conversation.
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