But you refuse to admit that most of that entitlement spending (ie SS) is fully funded with dedicated revenues.Irrelevant to the fact that running 1.4 Trillion Dollar deficits and continuing to balloon the debt benefits NO ONE in this country...not corporations, not the majority of americans, not anyone. You desperately wish to turn this into a class warfare argument with me, you're not going to. I've already stated, numerous times here and on this forum, that the military spending needs to be cut. Its one of the two big elephants in the room. Its a huge issue. And yet it is still less than half the size entitlement spending is.
IMO, we can't afford to kill the economy by stopping spending during an economic downturn with so many out of work. The way out is to grow the economy and that takes spending moneyI could be your mirror image as a hyper partisan hack and counter your ridiculous "OMG THE CORPORATIONZ!!!!11!1eleventyone!" scream by pointing out that there is clear, indisputable, unquestionable responsability placed on the Federal Government to pay for a military. But I'm not doing that, because that's not what we're discussing. I'm not discussing what should and shouldn't get money. I'm discussing the fact that we can't afford to keep spending what we are spending regardless of the reasons for it.
If we had a universal, single payer health care system, we could save about 33% on our health care expenditures and get better outcomes.Would it be nice and wonderful and feel good and rainbows and unicorns if we could give every american free health care and a free house and $50,000 salaries for doing nothing? Absolutely. That doesn't mean we should or can do it though.
But I do appreciate your emotional rant about rainbows and unicorns. It really makes your arguments sound more rational
It has to do with the facts; facts you cant seem to respond to or refuteBlah blah blah hyper partisan bull**** blah blah blah.
So you can't refute any of the facts, so you attack the messenger. The graph identifies the source of the #'s it usesWow, a blog site for "blue" arkansas. I'm sure that's a reputable source. Again, you mistake "posting pictures" for "debating". Give me the link to where those numbers are generated. Its absolutely right though, however its numbers are so large on the side that it doesn't show it. Your graph backs up what I said...that if you remove everything but entitlements we still run a deficit, albiet a small one.
SS does not factor into deficits except to reduce them, with the exception of one year and that is due to the economic downturn. Less people working means less people paying into SS. The way to solve this is to grow the economy, and that requires spending money, not cutting spending.Here's the dishonesty here however. It shows all over those things equalling about 1.5 trillion dollars. Yep, that's correct. Here's what it doesn't show. That 2.1 trillion dollars goes to entitlements. Again, you cherry pick like the hyper partisan you are. The wars in Iraq, the Bush-Era Tax Cuts (though now the Bush AND Obama Era Tax Cuts) TARP, they do factor into the deficit. So does Social Security, Medicare, SCHIP, Unemployment, and all the other things we spend money on. Those things don't magically come out of some other pot of money that is other than the revenue the country generates.