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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

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    LOL workers of the world unite mantra.
    It's not about "workers of the world unite." But is about the ethical distribution of capital. The only reason government -- a representative government like ours, at least -- desires to redistribute wealth is in response to a political imbalance. As I'm sure you recognize, as long as labor is failing to keep pace with capital, there will be political pressure toward redistribution.

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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    Oh. The 200 billion less in revenue (inevitable in a recession) is responsible, not the 1.2 trillion increase in spending? Silly me.
    If I make enough to pay my bills, but lose my job, do the bills disappear? To combat this, don't I need to cut what sending I can and seek more employment? Want I'm saying is the choice you present is false.

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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    If I make enough to pay my bills, but lose my job, do the bills disappear? To combat this, don't I need to cut what sending I can and seek more employment? Want I'm saying is the choice you present is false.
    It's much easier to control your spending then it is your revenue. You can do things to try to increase your revenue, but there is no guarantee of success. You can largely be certain that spending cuts will be successful.
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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    It's much easier to control your spending then it is your revenue. You can do things to try to increase your revenue, but there is no guarantee of success. You can largely be certain that spending cuts will be successful.
    Not sure that's entirely true. But, the point is, you'd do as much of both as you can, within reason.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure that's entirely true. But, the point is, you'd do as much of both as you can, within reason.
    Yes, starting by not spending 1.2 trillion more than I take in until I manage to increase my revenue.
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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    It's much easier to control your spending then it is your revenue. You can do things to try to increase your revenue, but there is no guarantee of success. You can largely be certain that spending cuts will be successful.
    With the amount of debt we have, just one or the other will not be enough. Don't forget it took 30 years of too much spending and too little revenue to create our debt problem. It will take 30 years of the opposite to solve our debt problem. There are no magic fixes.
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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    With the amount of debt we have, just one or the other will not be enough. Don't forget it took 30 years of too much spending and too little revenue to create our debt problem. It will take 30 years of the opposite to solve our debt problem. There are no magic fixes.
    Here's a magic fix:


    Spend less.

    Wow!
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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    Here's a magic fix:


    Spend less.

    Wow!
    Since the problem wasn't created by spending alone, it can't solved that way alone. And, I am willing to cut our most wasteful spending. Let's cut military spending in half and stop waging $2 trillion dollar wars of choice.
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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I would say that $4 million dollars vacations,
    I would agree vacations on the taxpayer time is a waste of money

    deer underpasses
    I would disagree that this is a waste of money.
    1.)It saves lives. Many people die from cars hitting deers, and trust me in the state of Kansas deers are considered a pest.
    2.)It helps keep the natural environment

    and turtle tunnels should be at the top of the list.
    Never heard of turtle tunnels.


    But i think in my opinion the right place to start would be our giant military industrial complex, corporate welfare, and oil subsidies.


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    Re: Obama, Republicans reach deal on fiscal cliff; Senate vote expected tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Since the problem wasn't created by spending alone, it can't solved that way alone. And, I am willing to cut our most wasteful spending. Let's cut military spending in half and stop waging $2 trillion dollar wars of choice.
    We cant cut a dime from the military.How would we be able to deter any imaginary boogiemen?
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