"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
I went with just spending cuts. We can slow/stop the rate of increased government spending to lower than the rate of economic growth without raising revenue. Increasing taxes will, in the long run, be counterproductive.
I voted for spending cuts. We could reduce a lot of waste by reducing the size of government and all its bureaucratic branches. It's not what the plutocrats in congress want, but it's definitely an avenue worth taking. We also need to cut social spending and the military to some degree.
Our nation's problem - from the top down to the average joe - has always been lack of conservation. See: avoid spending money you don't have, or if you need to have loans, make sure they are not for depreciating factors with no hope of returns.
If our government can revive some fiscal conservative values, our nation will make it through this.
I voted for both.
We should incrrease taxes on the richest of the rich, and reduce spending on unnecessary programs and wasteful spending. But we should not cut spending on Education, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, and other benefits for the needy..
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Both. Military spending especially needs to be cut. Agriculture subsidies would be another good target. We need to repeal the Bush tax cuts and then some if we want to have any hope of digging ourselves out of this, though.
For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius