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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    Quote Originally Posted by tjinta ibis View Post
    The elderly voted for Repubs in 2010 primarily because Obamacare cut out one of their "entitlements" namely Advantage care, a govt. subsidized additional insurance. Somehow they thought that the Repubs were pro medicare when in fact, as Ryan has shown,they want to get rid of it. Now the elderly realize that and their hopping mad, as are those under 55 who will not get it when they retire. Ryan's plan and the 95% backing of it by repubs will backfire on them. Reagan learned this lesson when he promised to end medicare and then backed off.
    tell it to cuomo

    Cuomo budget: $10 billion deficit cut, no new taxes, layoffs likely

    a BILLION dollar CUT to medicaid

    in NEW YORK

    did you hear weiner wants a waiver

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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Seems to me you've just endorsed such a philosophy...by a liberal president no less
    the bush/obama/clinton/boehner tax cuts---if you're not aboard you're a splinter

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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    bottom line---if something isn't done now to restructure our budget obligations, then the big 3 federal programs as well as state pensions simply will not exist for the next generation in the form that's been promised

    service on the debt, mere interest alone, is fast approaching a full trillion per year

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    leadership, anyone?

    hurry up, harry

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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    My opinion on this whole poll thing, is really quite simple.

    The American people are just plain fed up. Right now they don't want or believe in cuts to our SS or Medicare, and why should they? Every time you watch the news or pick up a paper on any bill being passed … you see 50 million for a turtle tunnel, or 300 million to an airport that has 5 flights a day out of it … the list is endless.

    Now granted 9 billion dollars in pork spending is a very minor thing, but it's still 9 billion dollars , I'm not sure when we the people began believing that 9 billion dollars a year in spending is really nothing, but that needs to end. Before any rational American is going to accept cuts in SS and Medicare we want to see stupid wasteful spending stopped.

    When the American people see 3 or 4 huge corporations, record huge profits, while at the same time being subsidized by our government,(our tax dollars) and pay nothing in taxes, then be asked to take cuts to programs like SS and Medicare they rightfully say “no”

    When the American people see welfare and health care costs rising, and one of the cost factors is illegal immigrants that come here and use our system, and all that is being done about it is the government trying to figure out ways of giving illegals even more.... they say “no cuts “ to SS and Medicare.

    When we watch government ignore all the cut cutting measures that could be done painlessly, and with the smallest amount of impact on the American people, in favor of cutting things that will impact everyone. We not only say no .. but hell no.

    When the people see that our government is acting responsible, and in the best interests of it's citizens, and more needs to be done to fix things, then ask those same questions that was on this poll. It's my belief that you would see much different answers.

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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    that's about more-righter-er


    Oh, the fickle American public...

    I've been saying this for awhile now. Maybe it's time to stop blaming the government for everything and start being introspective about ourselves, the People. Our government is only as competent/effective as the electorate that chooses them.
    true; but i really still think the problem is a lack of education on the matter, not one of will. most Americans can't even name a Republican contender at this point.

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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Breaking News...

    America wants "spending cuts" but doesn't want anything specific cut, especially anything that directly benefits them, and are all for someone ELSE being taxed more money.

    This is why its going to take some actual leaders in the white house and congress to essentially get done what has to be done for the future of this country despite it likely costing them their jobs at the next election cycle. We need significant cuts, across the board, with reform to our various entitlement programs.
    We also need defense spending cut as well though. Or we need to increase corporate taxes to pay for defense cuts.

    I know our military provides global security and stability, especially to foreign markets, but if the corporations want to the security of the military they should be the ones to pay for it.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    true; but i really still think the problem is a lack of education on the matter, not one of will. most Americans can't even name a Republican contender at this point.
    Well, to be fair, most Republicans can't name a Republican contender at this point. No other GOPer has announced their candidacy for the primary yet. Yeah, there are calls for lots of people to run, but exactly who will commit to it has yet to be seen.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    Raise taxes. We don't have a spending problem. We have a revenue problem.
    Well, I'm going to argue this one with you.

    We do need to make spending cuts. We do need to be more efficient about how we spend government revenue.

    But that's far less about the ideologies behind Democrats wanting to do government spending or the Republicans wanting to cut taxes. And what I mean by that is rather than do either, what we need to do is keep Congress from allocating taxpayer money to their pet projects that aren't geared for any kind of further revenue generation. Such as the "road to nowhere" and other similar projects.

    So how about instead of raising taxes or cutting spending we start ****ing forcing our Congress to stop and think about which **** they want to spend our money paying for?

    Another thing we could do is institute a national internet sales tax. One reason why local, state, and federal governments aren't getting any tax revenues is because more and more commerce is being done through the internet rather than through physical stores and vendors. This actually puts physical stores and vendors at a disadvantage compared to internet stores. So I think to even the score would be to institute a national internet sales tax.

    My initial idea for it would be to make it a 5% sales tax. 1% would go to the local government of the seller, 1% would go to the state government of the seller, 1% would go to the local government of the buyer, 1% would go to the state government of the seller, and the last 1% would go to the federal government. That way internet sales will still generate tax revenues which can go on to pay for all the maintenance and law enforcement involved in the shipping of internet goods.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    I think we all know that money is power, and who controls the money has the power, ..........so... that ain't you. But it should be, and I suggest returning the power to the people. I have a plan to do that. All Volunteer Government Party (AVGP)

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    Re: Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem

    High gas prices and continued anxiety about the economy have taken their toll on President Obama’s approval ratings, which have dropped consistently since the president announced he is running for a second term.

    Since Obama announced on April 4 with a low-key email and video address to supporters, the president's numbers have gone down in every poll conducted during that period.

    Pollsters attribute the president’s dropping poll numbers to the rise of gasoline prices, which historically have taken a toll on the popularity of the White House.

    Last Friday, a Gallup survey showed the president's numbers at 41 percent, a tie for the lowest point in his administration. At the time Obama announced his reelection plans, the president clocked in at about 49 percent approval.

    But in the weeks that followed, which included a near shutdown of the federal government, more unrest in the Middle East and a sharply partisan speech about spending, Obama’s numbers have dropped to the mid and low 40s, according to different polls.
    Obama sees his approval ratings drop after launching 2012 reelection bid - The Hill's E2-Wire

    class warfare, anyone?

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