Raise Taxes, or Cut Spending????

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    The Obammunists will avoid a legitimate response at all costs, and I expect the insults to fly shortly for even mentioning this. The entire world sacrificed during these times, but not Democrat monopolized Uncle Sam or his satellite governments.
     
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    But...but....but...but GEORGE BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!!!!
     
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    Everything needs to be taxed to pay for all this crap. Something tells me this has happened before.... But since I've chosen to ignore history, I can't remember.
     
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    Some thoughts on this thread:
    The conservative R's have called for cutting taxes and cutting spending since Reagan first appeared on the national scene during the primary campaign in 1976. Beginning in 1994 the R's controlled the Congress (recall the Conract with America), and with the election of Bush&Co in 2000 controlled all three branches of the Federal Government after Bush packed the supreme court with conservatives.
    How well did that play out?
    Clinton, with a Republican Congress was able to bring spending under control - both deserve credit. But remember, the RW of the R's attacked Clinton during his entire eight years in office.
    Bush immediately cut taxes, claiming it was to fix our economy, engaged in two wars off budget and expanded the federal government beyond that of any prior administration.
    Obama inherited a crisis, in foreign affairs, domestic affairs and in a house divided. For his entire first year + he has been under attack much as Clinton experience.
    The RW of the Republican Party has devolved into a spiteful, ignorant and hysterical movement but its roots go back to the Whiskey Rebellion of the late 18th Century. It's time for the hateful rhetoric to stop or we my see history repeat itself; the hope of the majority of Americans is for fair treatment and a civil society - the few and the fringe seem to hope for a violent confrontation and the last time that occurred over 600,000 young Americans died, nearly 150 years ago.
    Maybe some of you younger 'rebels' ought to go to the battlefields of that war, and other national cemetaries and read a few headstones. War and Rebellion are not pretty, and be well aware that those (Beck, Limbaugh, Palin, et al) will not march into battle, they will beat the drums of war from the safety of their living rooms.
     
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    OK. We get it. You want to fault one party and praise another. Good for you. As if I am surprised by what you had to say.

    So now for the question. Spend less or tax more.

    I say spend less. Plenty of entitlements out there already. Time for Americans to pull up the boot straps and do what they gotta do to get by.
     
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    Seeing as we are getting a "history lesson" from a government worker who never paid into Social Security while working for the state of California, the war he refers too was the Civil War:

    Where DEMOCRATS opposed the abolition of slavery.

    If Bush proposed this health care rip off, Wry would be in opposition.

    The truth starts with folks capable of the truth, and it does not include Wry or the rest of the Obammunists here. You need to bow down and beg for forgiveness for your absolute hypocrisy, and your massive failures. Since WWII, Democrats have owned 78% control of the House, and over 70% control of the Senate. If any legislation was inadequate over the years, the face you need to put a significant CHUNK of the blame on is to Wry and his Party: THE DEMOCRATS.

    Bush absolutely sucked, and Obama only maintained or exceeded him so far. TRUTH
     
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    Given our record deficits........Why not do both??
     
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    Why doesn't the government do this: stop spending, period; cut 20% from all departments; make due with the money they will get when the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of the year; stop spending, now??
     
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    How bout they stop spending first?
     

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