if an R is elected in 2012 what part of the government will get smaller?

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  1. blu
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    the military?

    the entitlements?

    which agencies will be removed? Dept of education or agriculture?

    which agencies budgets will be cut?

    what powers will be revoked / shrunk? (patriot act, new fisa laws, power of the epa, power of the irs, any?)

    corporate bailouts / welfare?

    just wondering why we shouldn't stick with the dems and their quick path to bankruptcy/insolvency. waiting on the Rs to get us there slowly is just wasting time.

    edit: will government healtchare spending be cut? we already spend more than any other country by a long shot and this is before the 'government take over'
     
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    the only part that will shrink is the democrats
     
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    Probably nothing.
     
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    Absolutely nothing will change until we vote in truly independent representatives

    Don't hold your breath.
     
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    No.
     
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    sboyle24 Tired of fatties

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    Hopefully they don't try to use that as a platform for their 2012 campaign. It would mar their image ,more than any democrat could, to not fulfill it.
     
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    None of it will. It will only get bigger.
     
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    It's all just speculation. In my entire lifetime, I can't ever remember the government actually getting any smaller regardless of who was in power. Reagan fired all the Air Traffic Controllers when they went on strike but I'm sure by now, all of the empty slots, and probably even more, have been filled by now. I believe that Skull Pilot is correct. We need a crop of independents in there. It's time for their turn in the political barrel.
     
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    A three party system? What say you? It might be difficult to get anything done.
     
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    Until I know what candidate, that is definitely a difficult question
     

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