View Poll Results: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

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Thread: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Actually, I think the Cons are trying to dismantle the social safety by cutting taxes on their watch then expressing outrage at deficits on the Dem watch. Then they yell we have to cut spending, particularly on social programs, with distain for any suggestion that taxes should be raised or that defense should be cut. Unfortunately, their grand plan is working well.
    Cons are obsessed about defense.

    Dems are obsessed about social programs.

    Both are winning - the defense budget has grown ridiculously huge and social programs have as well.


    The problem is not that only one side is getting what it wants.

    The problem is both sides are.

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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Most I don't think are intentionally doing it, but are motivated by greed to get more and more money to do more and more things they have the power to do. If we have one person trying to use government money to fund as much as possible it would probably be alright.... but everyone... not a chance. Every single politician is motivated by greed. Greed occurs in all aspects when it comes to money, if there is money there is always greed... Greed can happen in things that are "good" and "bad"... even too many good things is bad, because in the end someone needs to pay for it.

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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Forgive me for stating the obvious, but they did cut spending.
    In what century? They havent cut spending since I was born in the 40s lol.


    Obama wants us poorer.

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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Most I don't think are intentionally doing it, but are motivated by greed to get more and more money to do more and more things they have the power to do. If we have one person trying to use government money to fund as much as possible it would probably be alright.... but everyone... not a chance. Every single politician is motivated by greed. Greed occurs in all aspects when it comes to money, if there is money there is always greed... Greed can happen in things that are "good" and "bad"... even too many good things is bad, because in the end someone needs to pay for it.

    You mean powers that they dont have to buy votes counting on a greedy and lazy and ill informed electorate

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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    This to me is like any other conspiracy theory, these people are far to stupid, selfish and self-aggrandizing to work together on any master plan.

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