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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Wouldn't it be novel if congress and the President could announce that any federal agency that was able to save a minimum of 10% of their budget would not have their next year's budget reduced and they could keep half of those savings to use in the next fiscal year? You might actually find some that compete to be more efficient and cost effective.
    Good afternoon,CJ.

    Great idea, but there would have to be a good deal of trust required for any to believe that they wouldn't be penalized for not spending every cent they received, and I see very little trust in DC. I suspect they might feel that they would be told, after the fact, that since they showed that they could get by on less, that lesser amount would be the new baseline. I'm basing my comments on the whining and outrage we have heard when the one or two percent cut being discussed now means the world is coming to an end! Incentives to save don't seem to work when it's not your own personal money being discussed.

    As I have posted previously, in the business world when cuts become necessary, each department head is told to make the decision as to where those cuts will be made to meet the new guidelines. NO exceptions are made. They know where the waste is, and the pain is the same for all. If they don't comply, the cuts are generally made by the Finance Division, but they ARE made!

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    Re: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Paul Ryan rolled out his latest budget proposal, offering an ambitious blueprint that promises to balance the budget in a decade by repealing President Barack Obama's health care reforms and slashing Medicare, Medicaid and programs to help the poor.


    Paul Ryan Budget: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

    Who does this fool think he is kidding? He is a lamestream impotent republican. Never had a real job his entire life. Was the recipient of Social Security Funds since his childhood. Has been sucking off th gov't, in one way or another, since that time. When will be stop being a maker and not a taker?
    I do not think this nation will have ten years before it falls off the cliff into the abyss. As soon as interest rates returns to normal levels, this nation is done.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I do not think this nation will have ten years before it falls off the cliff into the abyss. As soon as interest rates returns to normal levels, this nation is done.
    Good evening pero. Interest rates, for the most part, are controlled by the Fed, and it has an infinite ability to expand or contract its balance sheet/reserves as necessary to do so...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You do realize that these programs give you more back than you actually put in? The problem is that the government doesn't protect and grow these investments you make at anywhere near a good financial advisor would.
    Tell that to the thousands (millions?) of people who lost their retirement investments in 2008.
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    Re: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Where is the Democrats' effort to balane the budget in x-number of years? Oh, I forgot, they're too chicken-**** to put one out there. Oh, wait! I forgot again! They're putting one out there that will raise taxes by $1 trillion and never balance the budget. Oops. Senate Democrats prepare to roll out budget blueprint - The Washington Post
    Actually, there was a decent bipartisan effort that was resulting in surpluses. Remember the 90's? House Republicans and Bill Clinton hated each other, but they did get that done together. Then came Bush and Obama, and it's all down the drain now.
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    Re: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I do not think this nation will have ten years before it falls off the cliff into the abyss. As soon as interest rates returns to normal levels, this nation is done.
    Good afternoon,Pero.

    It's unbelievable to me that people don't realize what you have just said, and what it will mean if it happens. Those who think daily life is tough now will have a rude awakening, IMO. This nation might survive, because we are resilient, but there won't be a lot of happiness in the day-to-day grind of survival!

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You do realize that these programs give you more back than you actually put in? The problem is that the government doesn't protect and grow these investments you make at anywhere near a good financial advisor would.
    Sure they have. The problem is that presidents use this money to put into the general budget and fight wars. The last Bush, the lesser of the two least, stole practically everything in there. IF the government put back what they stole, we'd have more than enough. They just don't want to do that.
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    Re: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, there was a decent bipartisan effort that was resulting in surpluses. Remember the 90's? House Republicans and Bill Clinton hated each other, but they did get that done together. Then came Bush and Obama, and it's all down the drain now.
    No, then there came Bush and when Obama was elected, racism reared its ugly head.
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    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Tell that to the thousands (millions?) of people who lost their retirement investments in 2008.


    Thank Daddy Bush for that. He took former employer/employee retirement accounts that were invested in banks and threw them into the stock market to be used by the rich so they didn't lose their investments.
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    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

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    Re: House GOP Unveils Blueprint To Slash Medicaid, Medicare And Repeal Obamacare

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I do not think this nation will have ten years before it falls off the cliff into the abyss. As soon as interest rates returns to normal levels, this nation is done.
    Nah, the rich will keep milking us long after we are in the grave. And the radical right wing will sell them their children if they want them.
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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