stop the cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security

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    No.
     
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    You're going to have to realize that those programs are going broke in the not too distant future. You're going tohave to realize that raising taxes on the rich is not going to come close to making up the difference.

    I mean, look at it: You'got a 1.6 trillion deficit that will grow larger because we have more seniors entering those programs every day. So you raise taxes on the rich and get an additional revenue of approx 70 billion a yr. Where the blue blazes hell do you plan on paying for the additional 1.5 trillion of debt each year?
     
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    Soon as you tell us how you're going to pay for them without increasing the national debt.... here's the deal...
     
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    They'll raise taxes on the rich and cut defense spending. That's the only response Democrats have. Never mind we could never raise enough taxes nor cut enough defense spending to make it happen.
    All those programs need to be reformed or phased out.
    The GOP has put forth several good plans to do both.
    The Democrats have put forth a number of good proposals to do just that. Oh, wait....
     
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    hey just wait 9 years and then maybe another 2-3....there won't be a need for cuts because the system will just blow up......and there ya go, done minus cuts!
     
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    and the dims are NEVER responsible.. remember that.
     
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    Really would like an answer for my question. And no, cutting gov't fraud and waste is not going to happen to any meaningful degree. Otherwise they woulda done it already.
     

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