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    Re: U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

    Quote Originally Posted by shades View Post

    and you're just noticing this? pull up a chair
    I didn't say that. You quoted the wrong person.

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    Re: U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions - USATODAY.com

    So, how about we face reality now that we've made promises we can never hope to keep, and move forward by doing the right thing for our future and ending those programs putting us in such a hole.
    Raises taxes.

    Cut waste in existing safety net programs.

    Cut zero-gain subsidies to business. (any tax break or credit does not have a clear benefit to the tax payer/consumer/employee)

    Claw-back money from military contractors who have failed to deliver on time.

    Increase the budget of the FBI white collar crime division.

    Increase SEC budge.

    Increase fines on corporate crimes.

    Increase EPA fines.

    Cap consumer credit card interest at prime.

    Cap energy and gas prices.

    Legalize marijuana.
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    Re: U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Raises taxes.

    Cut waste in existing safety net programs.

    Cut zero-gain subsidies to business. (any tax break or credit does not have a clear benefit to the tax payer/consumer/employee)

    Claw-back money from military contractors who have failed to deliver on time.

    Increase the budget of the FBI white collar crime division.

    Increase SEC budge.

    Increase fines on corporate crimes.

    Increase EPA fines.

    Cap consumer credit card interest at prime.

    Cap energy and gas prices.

    Legalize marijuana.
    one good idea--the rest involve interference with the market and more schemes to take money from the private sector

    if taxes are to be raised, they should be raised on the people who don't pay their share of the federal income tax

    the 47% for example



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    Re: U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    one good idea--the rest involve interference with the market and more schemes to take money from the private sector
    Funny, the PRIVATE SECTOR didn't mind TARP, AIG & AUTO bailouts...

    And why do Banks get loans from the Tax Payers at below prime, but Tax Paying consumers are hit with 29.9%?

    And since you said only ONE good idea, I take it you think waste in Safety Net programs is good. And while collar crime is good. And military contractors endlessly delaying delivery... All good, eh?
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    Re: U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Raises taxes.
    Short Term gain followed by more economic depression. What a "brilliant" plan.
    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Cut waste in existing safety net programs.
    That would be.. cutting them completely.
    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Cut zero-gain subsidies to business. (any tax break or credit does not have a clear benefit to the tax payer/consumer/employee)
    Who decides this?
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    Claw-back money from military contractors who have failed to deliver on time.
    This I can agree with.
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    Increase the budget of the FBI white collar crime division.
    No.
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    Increase SEC budge.
    Eh?
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    Increase fines on corporate crimes.
    I sense with you a great jealous, that only thieves are successful...
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    Increase EPA fines.
    How about dismantle the EPA instead?
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    Cap consumer credit card interest at prime.
    Do you want to end all credit in America?
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    Cap energy and gas prices.
    An impossibility.
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    Legalize marijuana.
    Why,s o people have an escape from the misery that would unfold if most of the above went with it as well?
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Funny, the PRIVATE SECTOR didn't mind TARP, AIG & AUTO bailouts...
    I thought the USA government gave the bailout. Doesn't the government have the guns and shouldn't it have been able to tell those companies to go to hell?

    ...

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    Re: U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Funny, the PRIVATE SECTOR didn't mind TARP, AIG & AUTO bailouts...

    And why do Banks get loans from the Tax Payers at below prime, but Tax Paying consumers are hit with 29.9%?

    And since you said only ONE good idea, I take it you think waste in Safety Net programs is good. And while collar crime is good. And military contractors endlessly delaying delivery... All good, eh?
    The auto bailouts were the private sector at one time and why should the unions mind?

    Everyone enjoys free money, including the 'private sector' and the public sector.

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