View Poll Results: What is (are) the best way(s) to eliminate the deficit?

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  • A balanced budget amendment

    24 24.74%
  • A line item veto amenndment

    17 17.53%
  • replace income tx with a national retail sales tax

    10 10.31%
  • Raise taxes on the rich

    40 41.24%
  • Raise taxes on the middle-class

    7 7.22%
  • Raise taxes stealthily in the form of fees, a federal lottery, etc.

    4 4.12%
  • Nationalize oil and natural gas on federal land and get into the enegry business like Saudi Arabia

    11 11.34%
  • Cut federal spending

    66 68.04%
  • Sell services to prizate industry at a profit, privatize then tax them

    4 4.12%
  • other

    26 26.80%
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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    If you stop invading the suicide bomber's country, he will quit suicide bombing you. That may be a difficult concept for some . . . . . .
    really? that's fascinating.


    say, when did we invade Saudi Arabia? I seem to recall something about some suicide guys on some planes........

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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    And righties can't understand why so many around the world hate the U.S.
    what do you think the IO effect of your proposed ICBM strike on Abottobad would have been?

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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    If you stop invading the suicide bomber's country, he will quit suicide bombing you. That may be a difficult concept for some . . . . . .
    So if the Jews just stopped being rich and Jewish, the Holocaust never would've happened? I think what is a difficult concept for YOU to understand is that some people are just bred with hatred. When cartoonists' lives are threatened over these issues, I think it is safe to assume that we are not dealing with rational minded populations.

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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    And righties can't understand why so many around the world hate the U.S.
    We would sell the oil to everybody at five dollars a barrel, which is all it's worth. The whole world would love us for what would look like charity. Without the OPEC price-gougers bleeding their economies dry, prosperity would return to the importing countries. Did the whole world hate us for defeating the Nazis? Defeating the economic jihad against industrialized countries would be no different. In reality, the world hates weaklings and pushovers.
    On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
    We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
    Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.

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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    interesting. So your preferred response (for example) to finding Osama Bin Laden hiding in Pakistan would have been to nuke Abottobad? [...]
    The Taliban offered to turn Bin Laden over to an independent tribunal prior to Bush's invasion of Afghanistan. Bush refused. At that point we had no further legal claim on the man. Bush was certainly not interested in him.

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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    really? that's fascinating. say, when did we invade Saudi Arabia? I seem to recall something about some suicide guys on some planes........
    That you don't know the answer is depressing. Not a Ron Paul fan? (he's elaborated on that issue, much to the displeasure of the neocons).

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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    The Taliban offered to turn Bin Laden over to an independent tribunal prior to Bush's invasion of Afghanistan. Bush refused. At that point we had no further legal claim on the man. Bush was certainly not interested in him.



    Do you have a link for this?

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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    Do you have a link for this?
    I thought it was common knowledge among the well-informed. Nonetheless:

    Bush ordered the strikes [Sunday] Oct. 7 [2001] after Afghanistan's Islamic regime refused repeated demands to surrender bin Laden, chief suspect in the Sept. 11 hijackings that killed an estimated 6,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a Pennsylvania field.

    Taliban Deputy Prime Minister Haji Abdul Kabir offered Sunday to surrender bin Laden for trial in an unspecified third country if Washington stopped the bombing and provided the Taliban with evidence of the Saudi dissident's guilt. Bush said no.

    "We know he's guilty. Turn him over," the president said in Washington.

    Bush rejected a similar offer aired by a lower-ranking Taliban official before he began the military strikes, now in its ninth day.

    U.S. Jets Pound Targets Around Kabul | Associated Press Oct. 15 2001 via SeacoastOnline.com / The Portsmouth Herald
    Last edited by Karl; 07-25-12 at 07:38 PM.

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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Before OPEC, oil cost a dollar a barrel! We and other advanced nations built those oil wells and should take them back. Our deficit was totally caused by price-gouging, which also finances terrorism.
    I agree high priced oil is a huge problem for America on multiple levels. However, I would stop at saying we violate other countries national sovereignty and "take them back". I say can we please believe in American technology and innovation and lets work on replacing oil as our primary energy fuel and thus cause a devaluing of crude oil. The economy gets fixed because Americans will pay the equivalent of pennies on the dollar for fuel in electricity. Most of our national security problems get fixed because we nor anybody else will need the suicide bombers' countries for our economic survival anymore. I don't particularly agree with the environmentalist but there's already an automatic support base for alternative fuel. For people like me that see something unhealthy in one of the most important commodities running the American economy having essentially a monopoly on personal transportation and to correct it the answer isn't adding more of the same monopoly commodity to the supply and something dangerous with volatile cultures that hate us and are willing to die to prove it as long as they get to kill some of us in the process, the time has come to modernize.
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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I thought it was common knowledge among the well-informed. Nonetheless:


    Thank you.

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