I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Last edited by ElCid; 05-01-11 at 03:30 PM.
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the deficit for february, 2010, is greater than borrowing for the entire year of 2007
U.S. sets $223B deficit record - Washington Times
Deficit for Fiscal 2007 Slides - Real Time Economics - WSJ
why doesn't barack the slasher move his rhetoric thru senate?
700 days, and counting...
Assuming it takes ~10 years for a program to kick in is just that, an assumption.
Tax cuts won't fix it, stimulus won't fix it. The only thing the government can do directly is move money around.
There is a revenue and a spending problem. Fixing the tax code to make it more equitable fixes the revenue problem. Fixing the spending problem can be largely done through cuts in defense spending, ending both wars, and letting the stimulus just end.
Fixing medicare, medicaid, and social security are, IMO, separate issues. Ryan's plan doesn't fix medicare or medicaid, it simply eliminates them, Obama's plan doesn't do anything either.
If you believe that that all of those programs shouldn't exist, you need to have a way for people to still get health care without ****ing themselves over. IMO, the easiest way to do this would be to have a 100% tax rebate on health care cost, allow people to set aside more than $1500 in IHA's (unlimited would be used to dodge taxes with the current tax code), etc
American's need to accept that manufacturing that isn't highly skilled labor (requiring specialized training) is simply not coming back to the united states without a MAJOR SHIFT in the culture i.e. willing to work for pennies.
Of course, if the economist are to be believed, going to a consumption based tax code would bring some of those jobs here since companies would be taxed much less than any where in the world since paying for labor wouldn't be taxed under said system.
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The problem was caused by many things. It was caused by mismanagement of existing resources. The fault and blame lies with both parties and the solution lies not in taxing more or spending less. The solution requires people to stop being mindless partisans, to stop pointing fingers of blame as if any one was better or worse (people might be wise to note that Clintons successes came from a willingness to work with republicans in congress-one of the reasons why I have on many occasions credited Clinton with being a good president). Both parties have done their part in taking us to the financial mess we are in. It didnt happen overnight and the solution wont be enacted overnight. It will require people to actually consider personal responsibility and the good of their country over continued enablement of irresponsibility and embracing mindless partisan ideology.
Last edited by VanceMack; 05-01-11 at 03:42 PM.
Hrm, your point does not address any raised in the article, so
Over and above the spending, the point is still that we are missing a ton of revenue because of the tax cuts (which again both parties voted for which I will mention for your sake)
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