Ponder this thought about the national debt!

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    Shouldn't the people who hold 95% of the wealth of this country pay 95% of the national debt?

    If yes, why.

    If no, why not.
     
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    No, because they might get mad at us and stop giving us jobs
     
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    Because they can buy our representation out from under neath us
     
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    Shouldn't the Congressmen and Presidents who put us in this position in the first place pay 95% of the National Debt?
     
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    many of them will have to becasue of what tax bracket they are in
     
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    How do you propose to get them to do that? It is like someone saying 'WE need to give Congress a pay cut.' How the hell do WE do that? Members of Congress are the only ones who can vote on it! DUH!
     
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    Shouldn't those who put said presidents and congress critters in office pay 95% of the National Debt?
     
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    You mean they haven't already?? ?? :confused:
     
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    IF reducing the debt were as important and as critical for our economy as the New Right is arguing, wouldn't they want to reduce it by sharing the pain and having everyone who pays income tax to pay an additional surtax on their 2011 tax bill? Let's all pay 5% more, to be used only for reducing our national debt.

    Of course some cuts need to be made too, I suggest members of Congress show some leadership and foresake their government provided health care and cut their annual income by 5%; that both the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committe each donated 50% of the money they hold to reducing our national debt, and that any donator to a political action committee or any candidate also make an equal donation to retire our national debt.

    We ask our young men and women to put themselves in harms way to protect our freedoms, yet most of us are unwilling to give money to protect our freedoms.
     
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