When you talk about the Republican candidates, you have to say "Mitt or Newt," else you'll have to say "Neuter Mitt."
It's also irresponsible to issue tax cuts that mostly benefit a small portion of the society at the cost of reducing services to those that need them the most.
So I agree, govt acted irresponsibly.
A man without fear is a fool, a man that succumbs to his fear is a coward and a brave man acknowledges fear yet presses on.
WRONG! Where there NO Republicans on the debt commission? Were their recommendations ONLY tax related?The Democrats are the only ones that have proposed doing both.
First, how does that cover what he said? You do realize the progressive tax system has proven itself unable to support the welfare state around the world, right? If not, take notice of the fact. It doesn't have the ability to support your wishes.
Second, it doesn't much matter if they need all that money to survive. They earned it and therefore it is their property. A society that respect property doesn't just tax and tax and tax to take away excess money.
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And before I hear the talking point of "But some entitlements bring in revenue!!!!"...that's true. On the flip side, the federal government is largley singularly responsible for the military spending as opposed to entitlements that can get significant state support, and the maintence of armed forces is unquestionably a constitutional purpose of the federal government where as most entitlements are far more questionable in that nature. So Spare me the pathetic partisan excuse that we should significantly destory one but leave the other mostly untouched save for mild reforms primarily aimed not at reducing the amount spent on them but simply finding new ways to raise more taxes for them.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
So you suggest that people only contribute what they want to the government, and if that doesn't leave enough money for an imperialistic sized military that would be fine with you?
We spend almost as much of the rest of the world combined on the military. Until we are prepared to slash that kind of overspending, talk of tax cuts is nonsense.
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