View Poll Results: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

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Thread: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Have you been playing attention to, like, the world the past few months?
    I have and all I've seen on paper is another stealfromus package.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    horrible analogy. Government spending to provide goods and services for a growing populace bears little resemblance to an individual's dietary choices.
    yes. like, for example, cowboy poetry festivals. Our deficit this year is going to come out to around 1.4 Trillion - we spent 1.5 trillion into the whole last year, and the Presidents' budget called for another 10 trillion in deficit spending over the next decade. the entitlements are in the process of exploding, and by around 2020 or so (depending on how you figure), Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Interest on the debt will take up 100% of federal revenue. at that point 20% of the rest of the WORLD'S GDP will consist of American Treasury Bonds... but frankly, that's not going to happen - because the world is in no way currently agreeable to quadrupling it's holdings of a recently downgraded asset such as the US Bond. Not only is our government obese, we are morbidly obese, and it's going to kill us in the next 10ish years if we do not dramatically reduce our size. It doesn't matter if you call the size "goods and services" or "various pork" - we need to start cutting; not marginally reducing growth.

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