Taxes will have to be increased on us all, if U.S. Government wants to survive.

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    The United States Government will eventually have to increase Taxes, if it really wants to have a stable governemt into the future. With the price of
    everything on the rise, a policy of Tax cuts,may come back to hurt the economy of the United States, at some point in the future.
     
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    How about they just quit blowing tax revenues on idiotic things ?
     
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    Since the government doesn't want to decrease spending, this is absolutely correct.
     
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    What do you cut? Defense? SS doesn't go bankrupt for 30 more years yet, Medicare has got about 10 or so left? Gotta pay interest on the debt. Have to have highways and the FAA...? FEMA?

    Don't say make it more efficient. Unless you fire the entire civil service and privitize it you won't change that culture of ineptitude.

    So what do you cut?
     
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    If we can't cut anything, then we have to raise taxes.

    Otherwise our children are going to have one hell of a tax bill.
     
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    how about over 250 billion in pork since 1995?
     
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    Do we really need nearly half of the federal budget going to social programs?
     
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    Do we really need a military presence in over 100 countries?
     
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    Mostof those "social programs" are social security and medicade.

    We, the taxpayers are actually PAYING for those.

    In fact the boomer generation and Z generation have paid so much extra to keep them stable that complaining about them is silly.

    It's not the PEOPLE'S faults that the government spends money it doesn't have.

    Look at the budget, remove Social security (which is paid for as I already said) and see where the lions share of the money is going...

    to pork and the military.
     
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    But it IS. You can't put the spenders in office, and then say it's not your fault they spent too much. Especially when you're re-electing those over-spenders every cycle.

    How many incumbents are career politicians, who have endorsed the fiscal irresponsibility during that career? Both parties of course, are at fault.

    I say we vote the entire legislature out and start fresh.

    THAT'S "change". And I personally BELIEVE in it.
     

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