Which is better?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Avatar4321, May 15, 2012.

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What should our policy be

  1. Constantly spending more than our revenues no matter what

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  2. making sure we limit our spending to our revenues, at least.

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  1. Avatar4321
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    Constantly spending more than we take in with no thought of ever balancing our budget?

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    Limiting our spending to our revenues and living within our means?

    Which of these two should be our policy as a individuals and as a nation?
     
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    Even people who live off welfare don't live within their means. They take and take and have more kids and get fatter and we just keep giving them OUR money because if we don't WE get put in jail.

    How can you even begin to fix a system that treats people so unfairly?
     
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    There is also the option of increasing revenues while cutting spending.

    If spending is constantly going up and the house controls the purse strings then who is at least partially at fault for the increased spending?

    According to this article from another thread I found it interesting that few people noticed how republicans increased spending over what obama wanted for defense by $3 billion.

    so much for limiting spending.
     
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    Im all for tax cuts to raise revenues and spending cuts to cut costs.
     
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    Avatar's beef is with the defense contractors and their cozy relationship w/ many of the pols right Avatar? :eusa_whistle: Because, as many know, social services for the poor make up a pittance of the budget.
     
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    LOL. And the moon is made of green cheese!

    #1. Limit our military budget to no more than is spent by the next seven nations combined.

    #2. Return to the tax structure under Clinton, with an increase of 5% for those making over $1,000,000.

    #3. Cut all government subsidies to businesses making a profit.
     
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    LOL if only it were that easy. LOL

    So based on how you tried to compare this to an individual, do you believe that if you take a pay cut you will bring in more income?
     
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    As if the federal government does not earn other taxation revenues when things are bought with monies from earnings that people have more of as a result on lesser income taxation

    Cutting income tax can and does raise more federal revenue
     
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    If my pay were contingent upon how much the "boss" was earning, and the boss earned more if I had more to spend, then, yes.
    But comparing the extortion of taxes from those who earn them in order to pay off those who do not earn them is not the same as government "earning" that money. IOW, government does nothing to "earn" money. They do not make "profits" that can be used to grow business. Government only takes a portion of the money, the profits, earned by individuals and businesses. When there is more money in circulation being spent by individuals, thereby stimulating business growth, there are more sources for taxes. Take too much, and government stifles growth and chokes off the sole source of revenue available to it, taxes.
     
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    A proven fact that is consistently ignored by libturds because it does not fit into their beloved narrative that the "rich" are bad and those sucking the public teat are the "good" victims of the evil "rich".
    Facts must be manufactured to fit the narrative, or they need not be considered factual at all.
     
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