Yes, across the board.
Yes, for infrastructure.
Yes, for education. (K-12)
Yes, for job creation.
Yes, for social programs.
Yes, for medical care.
Yes, for the environment.
Yes, but... not for some particular programs (please elaborate).
No. None. Not for anything at all.
Undecided. Convince me either way.
Those 25 "no" votes....
I cannot have a high opinion of them....do they wish to return to the 6th century or the 18th century ?
I for one believe we must spend a lot more in places...
IMO, the EPA, the environment gets plenty, I see no reason to spend more.
Also, spending must be careful, not all good things can be bought.
We may be maxed out in places...
Pensions, IMO, for one...
My pension is $334, monthly.
But, a state legislator can receive ten times that......very unfair...
The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.
Not a dime more until our government figures out how to be responsible caretakers of our money. A task they've failed at miserably so far. It's insane to think that a federal budget the size of ours has no way to make cuts in it, or ways to reduce waste. Instead, we have politicians who are working night and day to not only preserve the current level of spending, but are constantly looking for ways to spend even more of our money.
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929
The idea that just because it is you spending or using your money somehow someway gives it a sheen of worth that the government spending money does not have is absurd.
This is indeed the problem with the nation today. Too many right wingers holding axioms that they believe to be ALWAYS true when they are not.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers