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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I agree. I still think most voters have a disconnect. They want programs, but don't see how they have to paid for.
    That is why I think there is no other solution for the country than devaluation of the dollar and inflation.

    People think Bernanke is not in touch, but my sense is he has bought into this being the solution to the american debt problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    That is why I think there is no other solution for the country than devaluation of the dollar and inflation.

    People think Bernanke is not in touch, but my sense is he has bought into this being the solution to the american debt problem.
    It's a solution which would have intensely negative consequences. That would be a lot of inflation to introduce to this country. That alone would create another recession that would last at least a year or two, depending on how they responded to the situation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    It's a solution which would have intensely negative consequences. That would be a lot of inflation to introduce to this country. That alone would create another recession that would last at least a year or two, depending on how they responded to the situation.
    That would be my concern. I would hope we could avoid that type of solution.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That would be my concern. I would hope we could avoid that type of solution.
    How else do you draw back the phony money that has been created? And to think this is made worse by the fact that the policies of this administration resulted in largely little more than payoff to the unions for getting Obama elected.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    How else do you draw back the phony money that has been created? And to think this is made worse by the fact that the policies of this administration resulted in largely little more than payoff to the unions for getting Obama elected.

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    Nothing. It's been done. Just leave it alone as it is right now. The damage has been done. Taking money out of the economy is an evil just as putting it in is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That would be my concern. I would hope we could avoid that type of solution.
    Look guys, I just retired so hate the inflation route. Just saying that if there is no political will to get the debt under control there are few options.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    How else do you draw back the phony money that has been created? And to think this is made worse by the fact that the policies of this administration resulted in largely little more than payoff to the unions for getting Obama elected.

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    As we were discussing j, we, the voters, are as much to blame as our leaders. I don't pretend to know the answers, and I blame both parties and the public, but I simply would hope we could find a better way. Of course, as long as we play silly partisan games (silly is the word of the day), we can't really come up with much. We need leaders to sit down and really compromise, tough compromise in which they seek real solutions and not party leverage. Both should be unhappy and have to explain why to their voters. That type of tough compromise.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Look guys, I just retired so hate the inflation route. Just saying that if there is no political will to get the debt under control there are few options.
    I know. And I accpet that as an honest possibility. It just concerns me and would hope for something else.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    neither side is serious
    ryan's proposal is the most serious effort towards budget reform probably in american history

    it's all up to the party in power now, which can't even itemize a counter proposal

    it's been 700 days since the united states senate produced a budget---in times like these

    the gop passed hr ONE three weeks after swearing in

    it is what it is

    who's serious?

    leadership, anyone?

    if something isn't done imminently to restructure our budget, then our big 3 federal social programs will cease to exist in their current form

    hurry, harry

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    ryan's proposal is the most serious effort towards budget reform probably in american history
    What about Rand Paul's proposal?

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