View Poll Results: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra money?

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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Sometimes such an egregious misstatement needs to be addressed. Note that I did not belabor the point.
    I know, just trying to steer us back.

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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    budget surpluses are absolutely meaningless when you are in debt to your eyeballs...
    They mean you arent making it worse, ideally. And you have some flexibility to make changes. We arent likely to see one soon though, since govt keep proposing new spending. Look at the latest student loan order. Theres another 15bn. Veterans healthcare changes, while important, will cost 35bn MORE.

    No attempts to cut something else to afford it. Just keep adding.

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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Most of those dumbasses don't even think it IS their money.
    OK but it still is our money.

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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    OK but it still is our money.
    Government sure doesn't act like it, though. To watch them you'd think it belongs to them once they get their hands on it.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Government sure doesn't act like it, though. To watch them you'd think it belongs to them once they get their hands on it.
    I agree and that's definitely a problem.

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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    OK but it still is our money.
    So what?
    TANSTAAFL

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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    How about we put any future surpluses towards the debt? We're one of the most resource-rich 1st world countries, and we feed half the rest of the world. There is absolutely no reason we should owe anybody money.
    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Pepe Booth strikes again.

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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    So what?
    So the government should seize all of your assets and leave mine alone.

    That seems like the fairest solution all around.

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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Quote Originally Posted by shavingcollywob View Post
    So the government should seize all of your assets and leave mine alone.

    That seems like the fairest solution all around.
    WTF are you talking about??

    You know...I admit I jumped into the middle of your conversation with the OP, but I went and followed yours and his posts all the way back and I have to say that this particular post of your makes absolutely no freaking sense. What's the deal, dude? Do you just **** words and hope they somehow fall into a coherent sentence? Well, you got lucky...they formed actual sentences. Unfortunately, those sentences have nothing to do with what was said before...by me, by you or by the OP.

    Reading your posts are like reading the ravings of a lunatic.
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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    WTF are you talking about??

    You know...I admit I jumped into the middle of your conversation with the OP, but I went and followed yours and his posts all the way back and I have to say that this particular post of your makes absolutely no freaking sense. What's the deal, dude? Do you just **** words and hope they somehow fall into a coherent sentence? Well, you got lucky...they formed actual sentences. Unfortunately, those sentences have nothing to do with what was said before...by me, by you or by the OP.

    Reading your posts are like reading the ravings of a lunatic.
    I cannot read his mind, but I took it that he was poking fun and being facetious.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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