Starve the Beast

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    Based on your political views I'm surprised to see you posting a link that speaks negatively about out of control spending, debt and deficits.

    Starve the beast is right. The beast being gov't, their revenues and expenditures need to plummet for the good of americans.
     
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    When was the beast ever starved?

    The article is moronic and wrong, the beast was never starved, Bush 41 was NEVER Reagan's hand picked successor and the Democrat controlled Congress outright lied to Reagan about spending cuts

    If you want to trace the problem, better to educate yourself on how Democrats used a crippled Nixon Presidency to neuter the Executive Office power over the budget with the Budget Impoundment Act of 1974
     
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    I couldn't agree more.
     
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    Looks like a few facts put the echo chamber into a buzz. Of course and as usual the message is not debated, the messenger is attacked.
     
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    maybe you can starts yet another STB thread?
     
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    Also, tax cuts have INCREASED government revenues, so Bartlett is wrong in the trillions column
     
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    I wouldn't cut taxes, I'd cut spending. I'd change the business climate in this country to be more receptive to new businesses and investments, and get more revenue just by employing better tactics to get the economy growing again. I'd do revenue neutral tax reform for both individuals and companies, and I'd permanently allow profits earned abroad to be brought back into the US tax free. I would not allow spending levels to increase until and unless the deficit was less than the previous year's GDP growth. And if you blow it one year (emergencies) you have to make up the difference in the following year. And I'd require an act of Congress passed by 2/3 in both Houses to exceed the spending cap.
     
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    You accusing others of being an echo chamber, that's rich lol.

    My point was before you threw yourself into victim-mode, was how can you agree with the article and have unwavering, unquestioning support for a man who's views are the complete opposite of what the article's author preaches?
     
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    The entire tax code needs to be scrapped and redone.
     
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