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It is very difficult to compete with the "we will raises taxes for everybody else and give you their money" mantra of the Democrats when the free money crowd is larger than the those paying it crowd. We may have reached the tipping point where the inmates are running the asylum. You can thank Democrats for indoctrinating a generation of entitled fools.

Sure, the trillions the Fed has pumped into the markets mean nothing. Odd how those like yourself get upset over people getting help to make enough to eat during a month but say nothing about the trillions going to Wall Street.
 
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Why the hell would that be the FIRST thing to cut?
There are tons of frivolous programs to cut.
There are redundant departments to cut.
Massive amounts of foreign aid.
Etc...

Your post is ridiculous
No reason to get pissy. It's a fair and legitimate point.

You're saying you can slash taxes, control the debt, and not cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Welfare? Really?
 

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Sure, the trillions the Fed has pumped into the markets mean nothing. Odd how those like yourself get upset over people getting help to make enough to eat during a month but say nothing about the trillions going to Wall Street.

Sorry, but there is a labor shortage. There are plenty of jobs. Giving people money NOT to work is just plain dumb.
 
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Troll thread. The OP is confused.
Social Security and Medicare are earned, we pay into them our entire working lives.
The Budgets call them "Mandatory Spending" i.e. they CAN'T be cut, they MUST be funded.
What can be cut is Defense, Education, Subsidies, foreign aid, (non-mandatory spending) and the "penny solution" which is cutting all federal spending one-penny (1%) a year for 10-years.
Perhaps you aren't told about this in your universe, but both Social Security and Medicare are on shaky financial ground as currently constructed.

So you're saying you can slash taxes, control the debt, and not cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Welfare? Really?
 
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You can thank Democrats for indoctrinating a generation of entitled fools.
So the GOP hasn't had a role in this? No reason to look in the mirror?

Is that what you're saying?
 

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It is very difficult to compete with the "we will raises taxes for everybody else and give you their money" mantra of the Democrats when the free money crowd is larger than the those paying it crowd. We may have reached the tipping point where the inmates are running the asylum. You can thank Democrats for indoctrinating a generation of entitled fools.
As republicans have cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations since Reagan.
The latest, the orange grifter.

President Trump kicked off his holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago Friday night at a dinner where he told friends, "You all just got a lot richer," referencing the sweeping tax overhaul he signed into law hours earlier.

The president has spent many weekends of his presidency so far at the "Winter White House," where initiation fees cost $200,000, annual dues cost $14,000, and some of the most affluent members of society have the opportunity to interact with the president in a setting while many Americans cannot. This weekend, the president arrived after signing the most consequential legislation, and arguably, the greatest achievement, of his presidency thus far.
 
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Seems to be momentum to cut spending on this thread but leave SS and Medicare alone…. That leaves DEFENSE. Glad the pubs have come around on that.
Yeah, that could be interesting.

And tech plays a huge role in that, thank goodness.
 
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A role in what? Indoctrinating people to think the government owes them everything? Democrats have cornered that market.
Yeah, I didn't think so. Okay.
 

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Then make those proposals, cutting the spending, before giving another tax cut...

Run on what you plan to cut, being specific..... if it is not SS, Medicare, Medicaid etc, of which republicans claim is causing the debt and it's other things then just tell the public, what those "other things" are....that you plan to cut.
It is human nature to want things. When the government started to do this with a Fiat Currency, the gates were rammed wide open to more and more. People vote for politicians who give them stuff. A politician who says they will cut things for a prudent responsible nation is going to be skewered. Repubs have to run on trying to get growth. And it is not easy in an already half way or more socialist style country. So it is easy for you to strut and swagger. But every nation has limits. Parts of our nation have reached the limits. Private side has been severely compromised in some that were industrial giant strongholds. Politicians then sold us on the service economy. It has not worked out so good for all involved.
 
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Sure, the trillions the Fed has pumped into the markets mean nothing. Odd how those like yourself get upset over people getting help to make enough to eat during a month but say nothing about the trillions going to Wall Street.
It would be nice if, at some point, those who say they want to slash spending could get beyond slogans that fit on baseball caps and t-shirts and show us the details.
 

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Yeah, I didn't think so. Okay.

If you believe the Republicans are partly responsible for that narrative provide examples. I am all ears.
 

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It is human nature to want things. When the government started to do this with a Fiat Currency, the gates were rammed wide open to more and more. People vote for politicians who give them stuff. A politician who says they will cut things for a prudent responsible nation is going to be skewered. Repubs have to run on trying to get growth. And it is not easy in an already half way or more socialist style country. So it is easy for you to strut and swagger. But every nation has limits. Parts of our nation have reached the limits. Private side has been severely compromised in some that were industrial giant strongholds. Politicians then sold us on the service economy. It has not worked out so good for all involved.

It's not easy when people expect to be able to pay their bills after working 40 hours and business would rather send the jobs to Asia where they aren't required to provide that.
 

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You are going to have to make up your mind on exactly what it is you would do. This is pretty much Mac's point. Step up and actually be for and support something.

The problem is that neither of these two worthless parties are standing up. They are the demise of the US.
 
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If you believe the Republicans are partly responsible for that narrative provide examples. I am all ears.
Republicans are partly responsible for our regular increases in spending.

You adoringly follow a former President who said "Who cares about the budget! We're going to have a country!" at a GOP fundraiser, and who signed a massive spending increase.
 

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The debt increased 8 trillion under Trump in 4 years. The only thing he cut were taxes.

The debt has increased 4 trillion in 8 months under the current regime. You never address how liberals are failing the country. It's always Rs.
 

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So here's how the 2022 campaigns would go: GOP candidates from coast to coast would run on first cutting Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Welfare, several departments like the DOE, and then cutting taxes. Be honest with the American people. Be specific on what you would cut, by how much, and how it would affect everyday Americans.
You really have become a shameless shill for the dems

We would not cut social security and medicare which are EARNED benefits

The rest of your list is just standard government spending and should be frozen at the current level and then gradually reduced year by year

Some repubs suggest 1% as a reasonable amount

Since you want to raise taxes, a deal could be made to allow dems to raise taxes each year by the same 1% till the budget was balanced
 

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Seems to be momentum to cut spending on this thread but leave SS and Medicare alone…. That leaves DEFENSE. Glad the pubs have come around on that.
Queue up the Fear Mongering
 

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