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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I just love how the knee jerk, go to response from some is always defense....Of course never given by these people are specifics as to what, or how far they would cut out of it, nor what possible ramifications there would be stemming from their cuts. Nor is there any realism thought of in terms of cutting defense won't solve the problems we have, just like the tax hike on the top 2% won't fix it either....We need to bring entitlements in to the discussion, and not the retirees crap, or hard pressed people with disabilities that actually may need the aid, but the waste, fraud, and abuse in that system if we are to solve this....
    It is not a knee jerk response.

    The fed needs to cut spending across the board, on everything.

    Given that, which is reasonable, the senate sailed a defense bill right through.

    I would support a 30% cut across ALL government spending.

    The defense budget cannot escape any financial scrutiny.
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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    It is not a knee jerk response.

    The fed needs to cut spending across the board, on everything.

    Given that, which is reasonable, the senate sailed a defense bill right through.

    I would support a 30% cut across ALL government spending.

    The defense budget cannot escape any financial scrutiny.
    Exactly.
    Government spending has to be cut, with no sacred cows or partisan rants to protect a favorite program, and no games about how only raising spending 10% when we were going to raise it by 20% is a 10% cut.
    And some things need to be cut altogether, snip snip, gone. The military is not one of those things, of course, as the country still does have enemies, but we don't have to continue to be the world's cop.
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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

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    Exactly.
    Government spending has to be cut, with no sacred cows or partisan rants to protect a favorite program, and no games about how only raising spending 10% when we were going to raise it by 20% is a 10% cut.
    And some things need to be cut altogether, snip snip, gone. The military is not one of those things, of course, as the country still does have enemies, but we don't have to continue to be the world's cop.

    Who do you suppose would fill that void?, and what kind of world would we be looking at then?
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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    It is not a knee jerk response.

    The fed needs to cut spending across the board, on everything.

    Given that, which is reasonable, the senate sailed a defense bill right through.

    I would support a 30% cut across ALL government spending.

    The defense budget cannot escape any financial scrutiny.

    Good luck with that...You couldn't get that past anyone in congress.
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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It's like being a passenger in a 747 headed for the ground, and watching the pilot on the left blame the pilot on the right, and vice versa, while neither one does anything to pull the nose back up.

    The bottom line is the federal government is dysfunctional.
    Can't disagree. But it is important to also add that the citizenry is a combination of complicit and irresponsibly ignorant. It does seem the reality of the situation has completely escaped the attention of the masses.


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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Good luck with that...You couldn't get that past anyone in congress.
    Watched Simpson and Bowles on Face the Nation this morning. They seem to be the only sane voices in the conversation. It was refreshing listening to them speak....
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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Good luck with that...You couldn't get that past anyone in congress.
    That is exactly the problem.
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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

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    Can't disagree. But it is important to also add that the citizenry is a combination of complicit and irresponsibly ignorant. It does seem the reality of the situation has completely escaped the attention of the masses.
    Government of, by, and for the people doesn't work if the people aren't paying attention.
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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Who do you suppose would fill that void?, and what kind of world would we be looking at then?
    Fill what void? The void left by the government being pared back to what it was a decade ago?

    Who filled the void then?
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    Re: Govt. borrows 46 cents of every dollar it spends

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Who do you suppose would fill that void?, and what kind of world would we be looking at then?
    One that was fiscally responsible.
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