It's the Spending, Stupid

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  1. Zoom-boing
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    Seems like common sense to me.

    RealClearPolitics - It's the Spending, Stupid
     
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    "its the economy stupid"

    ;)

    And the economy is in trouble because of?

    "The deficit spending stupid"
     
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    Which unfortunately is nothing new. Economists have been warning people at the top of their lungs about the growing national deficit for as long as I can remember.

    The problem always comes in what to cut. Cutting the Defense Budget always meets with cries of pain and anguish both from Conservatives and from Congressmen whose districts benefit from local military bases or weapons facilities. Cutting Entitlement spending always meets with cries of pain and anguish from Liberals and the poor. Proposing cuts on either is a good way to end your political career early.

    I'd support a balanced budget ammendment, but the problem is that in times of war or national emergency you may actually need to run a deficit :(
     
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    Stossel didn't emote enough in that analysis; such rationality cannot be trusted. ;)
     
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    Conservatives don't mind cutting social security????????
     
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    I say we cut it all and watch the chaos. I'll move to the Netherlands first though :) Preferably amsterdam :lol:
     
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    To be honest I don't... Cut taxes to avoid the world's biggest lie that there will continue to be social security and let everyone begin to save their money. You could phase it out for those too old to save or just let it go.

    By the way, what ever happened to everyone helping out their families? You know, kids taking care of their parents? I think we wouldn't have this discussion if people started making sure their families were taken care of first.
     
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    What sort of global citizen are you?? Who is more important.....your granny or the starving children across the ocean??:tongue:
     
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    Yes Socialism only begets more Socialism in the end. It becomes an endless cycle of needing more of the Peoples' money to spend more. Now these Socialists are actually considering punishing soda drinkers and potato chip eaters with more excessive taxation. They're broke and they simply need the cash now. The Socialists are now going to come up with all kinds of ways to punish the people through excessive taxation. Why don't we just punish them instead? They're the ones who have bankrupted and weakened our nation with their endless corruption and incompetence. Why punish the average American Citizen? They didn't bankrupt our nation? We must get rid of the Socialists as soon as possible or things are going to get much much worse.
     
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    100% AGREED--the only thing that needs to downsize is our totally incompetent federal government. They created this current economic DISASTER with their mismanagement of Fannie/Freddie in which they co-signed our names to 50% of the mortgages in this country while lowering lending standards & requirements.

    Since our newly elected President has sat in the oval office--Obama alone has spent more than the cost of ALL wars combined. And what on? pork--earmarks--& goodies. The political pay-offs to congress & the senate are unbelievable.

    Yet they want more. Now it's soda's & juices--UNBELIEVABLE. These dumb-asse's want to tax food items in the worst recession this country has ever seen since the great depression. But--that's what we get when we elect a bunch of elitists who have never worked a real job in their entire lives.

    And we're going to PAY--MAN are we going to PAY!


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    "The problem with socialism is that government eventually runs out of other peoples money to spend"--Margaret Thatcher
     
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