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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    This is a useful debating weapon: anyone who suspects the motives of established authorities is a conspiracy nut. Was Machiavelli a conspiracy nut? What about George Orwell?

    And who benefits by funding irrational accusations anyway? It makes those attacked look like victims of nutcases and leads people to trust only what they are told by self-appointed authorities in the mainstream.

    The difference between a skeptic and a denier, is that a skeptic doesn't deny empirical evidence and a scientific consensus.
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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    "Clean" natural air is the most toxic of all. It is full of bacteria and viruses, which pollution kills. How many mass-murdering plagues have hit since auto "pollution"? The last, which killed over 20 million people, was in 1919, when car exhausts had not yet been prevalent enough to cleanse the air. Nature is not benevolent, those who worship it hate man's drive to overcome nature. "Mother Nature" is a childish cartoon fantasy.
    and what have YOU been breathing lately?
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    Re: What's the best way to reduce the deficit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    "Clean" natural air is the most toxic of all. [...]
    Well then, I can only suggest the obvious -- stop breathing

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    "Clean" natural air is the most toxic of all. It is full of bacteria and viruses, which pollution kills. How many mass-murdering plagues have hit since auto "pollution"? The last, which killed over 20 million people, was in 1919, when car exhausts had not yet been prevalent enough to cleanse the air. Nature is not benevolent, those who worship it hate man's drive to overcome nature. "Mother Nature" is a childish cartoon fantasy.
    Please tell me you're joking. That you have a basic awareness of climate and environmental science. That this ridiculous, bigoted post isn't representative of your actual views.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    Please tell me you're joking. That you have a basic awareness of climate and environmental science. That this ridiculous, bigoted post isn't representative of your actual views.
    welcome to DP, and the dark side of it....
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