Pipe dream. Never gonna happen. Ron Paul has a better shot of winning a presidential election after dying of old age and being resurrected by Jesus to save the US, than imposing legislation that forces personal responsibility, and the like. Fact is, this country is full of spineless, weak willed, weak minded people, who want and need security blankets. We NEED those too large to fail corporations, because they enable a higher level of stability in the job market.Conservative;1061407486]Absolutely, let the free enterprise system work by allowing companies to fail, people to fail, and force people to accept personal responsibility.More pipe dreaming. So long as politicans care FIRST about re-election, SECOND about personal finances, and a DISTANT third about their country and their constituents...never gonna happen.Stop the bailouts and cut entitlement spending.Wishful thinking. Who's gonna vote for the guy that runs on THAT campaign? Tax payers, sure...but with the way we're headed, they'll be fewer of us, than non tax payers.Force people to work not accept welfare.Too many people have paid in SS to just kill it. How do we cut those losses? By telling us all that all those hundreds of thousands we've each paid in is vanished? Or would we got a pay out? Make it optional. Medicare is a necisary evil. The last bit would require a second civil war, and the "right" states would have to win it this time around, in order to happen.Remove SS and Medicare along with funding for those programs off budget, cut the remaining size of govt. down to 1.5 trillion by eliminating departments that are duplicated at the state levels. Let states handle their own social issues and force the federal govt. to do only what is mandated by the Constitution which is to provide for the common defense. Promote individual wealth creation and stop rewarding failure.
Seems to me that far too many focus on what someone else makes or pays in taxes versus what the govt. spends and collects in taxes. I never worried about what some CEO makes in bonus as no one held a gun to my head forcing me to take the job. I knew what I was getting into when I signed on with the company and was free to look for another job any time I wanted. All I asked for was an equal opportunity which I always got.
All I see frompeople like you are excuses and blame for your own failures. What is preventing you from being one of those so called corporate elites making the big bonus. Bet if you look in the mirror you would understand.
Seems far too many people focus on the wrong thing, private sector wages and benefits don't cost the taxpayer a dime and in fact fund most local communities and economies. People need to stop buying the liberal spin that profits and individual wealth creation are bad because they aren't. A 3.8 trillion dollar federal budget is a crime IMO.
This country is headed over the fiscal cliff and the answer isn't taxing the rich, printing or borrowing more money, it is making tough choices. No one is going to vote for the people who want to take on those entitlement programs but that is the only way this country is going to survive.
They might as well for all the value it brings to the US economy if they hoard it. A common location for some of that money are foreign investments and foreign banks. Does that help the US economy? Nope.What do rich people do with their money, bury it in the backyard?
Bully for you. But that doesn't mean that what others make doesn't affect the economy. It just means you don't care about it.I don't care what others make and only control what I make.
Cool beans.I never complained about my company's profits or the bonuses paid employees.
Of course. Boycotting is a great way to not personally contribute directly to the hoard. Doesn't change the fact that money hoarding negatively impacts the economy, though.Regardless of what someone else makes in the private sector, people have a choice where to spend their money and if you don't like it, don't purchase from that company and convince others not to do it either.
Seems far too many people focus on the wrong thing, private sector wages and benefits don't cost the taxpayer a dime and in fact fund most local communities and economies.
You're proving my point here. Wages and benefits paid to the workers do this. I.E. money distributed to many people who will then SPEND that money.
Thus, wage freezes hurt the economy, especially when they are done in conjunction with increased profits which are hoarded among the few who already have plenty and thus, do NOT spend that money.
No, they aren't bad. money hoarding is bad, though. If profits increase, and only a few people see dramatic increases in their wealth while the majority stagnates, that is a bad thing.People need to stop buying the liberal spin that profits and individual wealth creation are bad because they aren't.
A crime that's been going on since Reagan.A 3.8 trillion dollar federal budget is a crime IMO.
But I'm curious as to why are you complaining about the size of the deficit in a thread supposedly about the recent decrease in the economy? You realize that the article you posted cites the steps taken to decrease that deficit as the cause of the decrease in the economy, right?
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Negative. Like you, I wanted our government much smaller. Unlike you, I have come to see the absolute futility in trying to achieve that goal short of some form of violence. I support higher taxes for a number of far more heinous reasons. Since I can't legislate responsibility among corporate executive types, I want to tax the crap out of them so that , A.) the tax liability on the rest of us NOT making money hand over fist is reduced, and B.)to minimize the incentives to "get rich/more rich using any means at one's disposal". Uncle sam uses taxation to either encourage, or discourage certain activities. I'm suggesting this as being the same. The collateral, which I can't find a way around, are those who get wealthy without actually bleeding companies dry, screwing over millions, etc. The argument can be made, however, that despite less "profit in pockets" due to taxes, the over all profits would be larger, due to more disposable income in the hands of the non rich.Conservative;1061407552]What you and others have done is buy into the liberal rhetoric that we need high taxes to fund this bloated federal govt.This can't be a serious question. Roads? Do companies not use them? Are they not completely reliant on our entire infrastructure to exist? How about subsidies, which, it seems, the larger the company, the greater the level of subsidization. I hope this was not a serious question, I think much more highly of you.Why is it that any company should be taxed, what services do the company receive from the govt, not the people the company?Not before the CEO, CFO, SVP, etc, get huge bonuses, and cash out their stock options.Companies running a deficit go out of business, the govt. running a deficit just prints more money.But we HAVE gotten something. Debt is nothing more than payment on services rendered. We are paying off the things we have received in the past. The interest we pay is the price of us being ABLE to have a deficit.The fourth largest budget item for the taxpayers today is debt service from which we get nothing. The Federal Govt. ignores that reality as do people like you. We don't need more tax revenue we need less govt. spending
I agree. Spending has always been the issue, as far as our government is, not taxes. But I'm not talking about our government right now, I'm talking about our economy.Seems to me that far too many focus on what someone else makes or pays in taxes versus what the govt. spends and collects in taxes.I ordinarily agree with this statement, but it seems to me we have a pandemic, right now, and it needs to be addressed. Far too often, I see this crap on the news, and I'm sick of it. I'm sick of watching our economy suffer at the hands of a few who are simply looking to get richer.I never worried about what some CEO makes in bonus as no one held a gun to my head forcing me to take the job.Me, too. And now my company is doing the same thing so many others I passed up working for are doing. See the issue? Just how often should I have to jump ship? Shouldn't we have some minimum requirements held on this "captains" of industry, since their choices affect so many of us, so dramatically?I knew what I was getting into when I signed on with the company and was free to look for another job any time I wanted.And all I ask for is for the people who have more power over me than my elected representatives, to have a little responsibility.All I asked for was an equal opportunity which I always got.
I have listed no failures. I'm doing just fine. I require no assistance from anyone. All I offer are observations about things that are most CERTAIN to provide us trouble in the future.All I see frompeople like you are excuses and blame for your own failures.A lack of connections. Used to be, you worked your way UP to one of those positions, by being in the company for a long time. It provided those leaders with perspective, and made them CARE about their company, and the people working there. What I think has happened now is, the original owners of so many of these companies have died, leaving it to a board, or to spoiled brat kids, and the guy that worked his way up from the mail room is no longer a viable candidate for the higher end jobs, because there are too many children of the board members that need jobs, or golfing buddies, etc. So, now, the new standard is that someone "work" their way up from the upper middle level of executive management within the company, at best, or not at all, as is the case so often. We have a new breed of people leading these companies, who, largely, don't have ANY skin in the game, at all. The board members, and controlling share holders don't mind, because they get their check, even as the company falters. Sure, the check might be a tad smaller in some cases than it was in past times...but what does it matter when you didn't really have to do much to get that check in the first place, and with that check, you can simply cash in to another nice, big potential payday? That a company, an entire town, might die in the process, is of no concern. And then there are the too big to fail. That's like writing your own blank checks, right there, so who cares, right? A person who toiled away for 20 years to EARN that top spot would care.What is preventing you from being one of those so called corporate elites making the big bonus.
You really should just stop with the assumptions. You're getting a lot more swing and misses, than hits, bub.Bet if you look in the mirror you would understand.