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

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  • Lower Taxes.

    5 11.90%
  • Put it toward the debt.

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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 Born Free View Post
    Lets do the math

    Reagan increased the national debt in 8 yrs by 1.6 trillion, however Obama in just 5.5 yrs has increased the national debt by 7 trillion and climbing. Is my math wrong or are you a Obama supporter at all cost? Of course you are. When Obama gets done he will all by himself will increase the national debt by 10 trillion more than all the presidents combined.

    Obama is sinking and you hang on to his sinking ship hoping and hoping, but only the most loyalist hang in to keep him afloat.
    Reagan and bush had increased the debt more than the previous presidents combined. Why was that an issue back then?
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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Spend on crumbling infrastructure.

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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 SouthernDemocrat View Post
    The last couple of times we had a surplus, Liberals were running things.
    Obama sure shattered that stat. Obama all by himself will have added more to the national debt than all the presidents before him.
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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 99percenter View Post
    Reagan and bush had increased the debt more than the previous presidents combined. Why was that an issue back then?
    Adding to our national debt is always an issue. Obama told us so many times that it's unpatriotic and Obama becomes the most unpatriotic of them all. Of course he proves he is unpatriotic every day.

    Flashback: Obama calls adding $4 trillion to national debt “unpatriotic” Hot Air
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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

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

    We could have the debt paid down in 4 years. Cut spending and add a VAT of .25% on purchases, excluding real estate, financial instruments, clothes and food. Just imagine the collection from Amazon alone

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

    Pay down debt or give it back to the taxpayers.
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    Re: Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra mone

    Most of it should go to paying off the debt the rest should go to updating infrastructure.

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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 cpwill View Post
    Pay down debt. We might generate a surplus via growth in the next handful of years, but starting in the 2020s the entitlements are going to wipe us out, and every little bit better off we are when that happens helps.
    Paying down debt only works if we stop spending like drunken sailors and stop borrowing, which seems unlikely when we have two liberal parties in power. We cannot get back on our feet until someone in power understands fiscal responsibility.
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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 99percenter View Post
    Conservatives gave us the two most fiscally irresponsible presidents in reagan and bush. they have no right to talk about debt.
    Those aren't conservatives, the GOP is a liberal party today. There is no conservative party in America.
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