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    How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    With no solution yet on the horizon to deal with our current budget crises I understand it will be hard to give a accurate projection at this time. However, how confident are you that our leaders will find a lasting solution to our debt?

    I feel very strongly that regardless of what the house comes up with that it will only be a temporary solution to a very long term problem. I feel that our government will make an attempt to pass cuts/taxes that will make it appear that they are serious about correcting our budget but in reality it will only be an attempt to appease the voters with no real substance.

    The primary reason I am against tax increases is because I have no faith that anything will be corrected and we will only end up taxing people more and that we will ultimately achieve little. I am however for fixing loopholes.

    My belief is that we will see one or two things happening. We will make cuts that take affect 5-10 years down the road to make the numbers look good but in that 5-10 years when the public voice has diminished spending will have increased above current levels and we will once again see ourselves in this situation and with even more debt added. The second is we will be given inflated numbers that will look much better then what we will actually have. Meaning we will hear something like 4T will be saved over 10 years but in reality we may see 1.2T in actual money saved.

    I fully believe that in 15 years we will be no better off financially as a country then we are right now. We need to change how Washington works if we are serious about saving this country. Until then we will see half hearted attempts with little result which will continue to drag this country down into oblivion.

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    Re: How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I fully believe that in 15 years we will be no better off financially as a country then we are right now. We need to change how Washington works if we are serious about saving this country. Until then we will see half hearted attempts with little result which will continue to drag this country down into oblivion.
    You certainly could be correct, but I hope not. It is really up to the voting public. If voters want to continue to send politicians to Washington who want to spend, spend, spend and not believe in the original intent of the Constitution, we will have more of this. If voters continue to want the nanny state, entitlements, et al, we will have more of this.

    If, on the other hand, voters decide to restore sound financial principles to government by voting for honest, responsible politicians, we can turn this mess around and keep it turned around. If polls are correct, oh my!

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    Re: How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    I can really only sum it up with one visual image.

    Sorry guys.


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    Re: How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    I think in 15 years, it will be better off, or the U.S. as we think of it today won't exist.

    I'm by nature very optimistic (even foolishly so), so I think we can figure things out before then. We have countless times before, and I don't see why not now.
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    Re: How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    I don't see a budget, period if the republicans don't knock it the hell off so we can avert the August 2nd disaster.

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    Re: How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    If we continue to elect and empower Democrats and Statists over the next 15 years.........Worse.....

    ....for we will simply follow in the same bankrupt and failed footsteps of all the Leftist countries ahead of us............



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    Re: How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    PARTISAN HACKERY ADVISOR

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    Re: How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    It will be better, most definitely. We really hit a perfect storm with this crisis, after a decade of unpaid for wars, an expensive prescription drug program, and other various spending measures, we have an economic collapse, and had to spend our way to avoid it being worse then the Great Depression. With all of this piled up, it looks really bad, but we will get through it. While the political landscape is pretty volatile right now, we will eventually solve this, and it our budget will get back to what it was before all of this, and hopefully it won't get like this again for a very long time.
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    Re: How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It will be better, most definitely. We really hit a perfect storm with this crisis, after a decade of unpaid for wars, an expensive prescription drug program, and other various spending measures, we have an economic collapse, and had to spend our way to avoid it being worse then the Great Depression. With all of this piled up, it looks really bad, but we will get through it. While the political landscape is pretty volatile right now, we will eventually solve this, and it our budget will get back to what it was before all of this, and hopefully it won't get like this again for a very long time.
    Cool! I take it the GOP sweeps both Houses and the Executive in 2012. I love it! Sorry, I could not pass this up.

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    Re: How do you see our long term budget outlook?

    I'm optimistic in that it will be a long, protracted battle, that will eventually allow us to move ahead. It will take a political generation of maneuverability, but it can be done.
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