How would YOU cut the deficit?

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    What do you think is an 'acceptable' deficit?
    The FY2009 deficit was $1413B - what will you cut to get down to that 'acceptable' deficit?

    Note that to asnwer the 2nd question, you must include dollar amounts and explain where those figures came from.
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    Specify what programs you'd cut/taxes you'd raise, how much they would save/generate, and how you know.
     
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    I'd cut 1.5 trillion across the board, including any unneccary and unconstitutional spending.
     
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    A deficit is not acceptable, no dollar amount is OK. If Texas needs roads, police, you name it let them fund it.

    When I go to the store if I have no money in my pocket then I don't get to buy anything.

    It is not hard math. Congress is so busy selling them selves and owe so much to so many special interest groups that they are killing us. Add "0" leadership at the top and the voters are in deep dodo
     
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    1. Increase taxes
    2. Cut Spending
     
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    Another example, why are we in any of the countries in the middle east spending billions of dollars with nothing to show for it. We are shooting $1,000,000+ tomahawks in Libya to blow up a $3,000 pick up, it just doesn't make sense.
     
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    Cut spending and taxes. Then get the hell out of the way.
     
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    Youlre supppsed to specify what programs you'd cut/taxes you'd raise, how much they woud save/generate, and how you know.
     
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    Abolish the military and threaten any nation that tries you with a flat "nuclear annihilation policy".Then you'll have another 15 million meatheads wandering around looking for work ( or robbing banks).
    Your masters won't allow for that. The only export that's profitable to them is arming nations and then bombing the shit out of them......on your dime, of course.
     
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    1) Change the way we collect taxes, it would be like Florida/Texas, or a flat tax and everyone would pay. The IRS would go away except as a enforcement
    2) legalize pot, Tax it
    3) drug test welfare recipients young enough to work, all of them
    3) Medicare would be on a slide scale, It would not be 100% free
    4) Social Security would become like a 401K. It would be run by private firms who would be paid by the amount of wealth they create for those who would receive it, it would be on a slide scale for availability and to use to borrow against it after 20 years like a 401k (50%)
    5) Crude/Shale oil would become available on public land. It would be sold with the tax payer getting a portion of the profit, It would be heavily regulated like Palin did in Alaska
    6) close the border, do a one time illegal alien roll up, deport them, use the military to enforce the rest
     
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    Specify what programs you'd cut/taxes you'd raise, how much they would save/generate, and how you know.
     

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