Who, in the future, is gonna reduce our national debt?

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    Forget the current politicians for a minute. And forget Paul and his son too (since this thread will just turn into a fight).

    Do you see anyone on the horizon that could potentially lead us out of our financial mess? I understand that it would have to be a joint effort by Congress and the Presidency but wanted to know if there was anyone out there that even has a chance of saving us from the massive debt that hangs around all of our necks. Do you see anyone that is fiscally responsible?
     
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    we will
     
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    Paul Ryan
     
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    It damn sure ain't Owebama.
     
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    Not a soul.

    How far will the debt take us?................ All the way to the crash.

    The US will be screwing someone over, mainly us.
     
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    Nope.

    “The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.”
    ― Oscar Wilde

    And this trend will continue until we either drive the wheels off or the people ditch the neoconserative imperial agenda and the neosocialist entitlement agenda. I don't see that happening any time soon. It's a shame, but there are ways to insulate yourself from the inevitable economic trouble this country is in for.
     
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    that would mean that a majority of us would have to start voting only for fiscally responsible people (regardless of party). do you see that happening?
     
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    We have to get the monied interests out of our politics first. As long as there are lobbyists...ain't gonna happen.
     
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    Superb question on a draconian topic. I've been debating and exchanging on this on a non public NASA forum for paydown at some point.

    But it is now to a point that one must see what this number is.

    $15,219,833,880,095 as of this morning.

    15,219,833,880,095 seconds is 491,175.52 years

    At one million dollars a second paydown, it is till going to take 200 years to pay down this debt.

    We must pay this down to zero ASAP and get balanced, for we shall fade into oblivion if not. The Big Herd must look at this as their own debt in the sense of preserving the republic.

    It would be tragic to let The Great Idea, fade into oblivion due to a bounced check to ourselves. With this, 72% of the planet would fade into darkness with us. We are the engine, for the long view.

    We must hail the speed break, and get into black territory, or we are doomed to a mirage of what we were.

    Robert
     
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    The majority voted Bill Clinton into Office.

    He began to reduce the debt with the 1993 budget reduction act.

    NOT ONE R SIGNED IT!

    Then the republican party cheated in 2000 to win the election.

    Now you wnt to blame the American people for what they didnt vote for?
     

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