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

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    First and probably the thing that is the most damaging long term, is that we allow people who don’t pay into the system ...to vote.

    Allowing people who don’t pay taxes to have an influence on public policy, ….that unfortunately will be America’s downfall.
    Although appealing, it also works in reverse. The only way to make it fair is to leave it alone I guess.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Oh, the fickle American public
    talk about fickle

    Obama signs tax deal into law – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

    that was december

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    BREAKING NEWS: Americans dont want huge tax cuts in every category for the Wealthiest Americans and massive increases in costs and taxs to the middleclass
    What huge tax cuts are the wealthiest Americans getting? And what "massive" increases to the costs and taxes to the middle class are occur?

    But yes...shocking here...you're saying that most people don't want someone whose paying for a lot of the stuff they use to pay less and they don't want to pay more?

    I'm shocked! Utterly Shocked!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    We don't have a spending problem. We have a revenue problem.
    obama is oblivious

    the out year projections for social security and medicare and medicaid (as well as state pensions) are so severe...

    well, there's not enough money in the galaxy to make good those liabilities

    if something serious isn't done now to restructure our budget, our big 3 social programs will not survive

    leadership, anyone?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    What happens to grandma when she has no one to live with...anyway seems your ok with the quality of life lowered for the middleclass, so the richest americans can have moAR and moAR and mOAR
    And you seem to be fine with politicians demonizing a minority of Americans to benefit themselves politically, and with the Government sucking away on the hard work of successful individuals to give free stuff to people who aren't as successful, lowering the quality of life citizens have to attempt to aspire to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    The Congress is free to consider spending cuts
    true

    why won't harry?

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

    I keep hearing the same stupid arguments.

    Oh the goburmint spends to much! The solution is to cut the spending!

    Oh the problem is the goburmint doesn't take in enough revenue! The solution is to raise taxes!

    How long is it going to take people to figure out that you are going to have to do a little of both? Draconian spending cuts to shrink the federal government would hurt our economy! Drastic tax hikes would hinder our economy! You need to do a moderate amount of both instead of trying to make a class warfare out of it. And yeah, both sides are playing class warfare even though they are each claiming that it is the other side doing it. Smart reforms to the tax code, the entitlement programs, defense spending, and moderate tax increases over time to generate more revenue without stifling economic growth are the intelligent and rational way of handling the current economic situation. Not going on an idealistic quest to break the government or stick it to the wealthy.

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

    Oh, cool, a fake poll.

    Or, Americans are even dumber than rocks.

    Could be both.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem - The Washington Post





    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.
    I would love to see the breakdown of this poll.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    "Cut spending" is an absolute statement with no regard for efficiency or effectiveness.
    on march 1, no less than the gao reported it had found a full half trillion dollars of federal misplacement of taxpayer trust

    GAO Finds Massive Waste, Duplication - FoxBusiness.com

    "most came in fiscal years 2009 to 2010 and going forward"

    "just five of 47 job training and employment programs had been evaluated for efficiencies, little is known about the effectiveness of most programs"

    efficiency and effectiveness, anyone?

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