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 Mycroft View Post
    Would you award that same amount of respect to the Democrat who can't/won't agree with your common saying?
    Many conservatives claim that they want to cut spending but they really don't. I despise those liars who misrepresent my cause.

    A person who advocates additional spending and backs it up by asking for more government services doesn't impress me too much. I don't despise that person but they don't get respect. After all, that's a pretty easy position to take. Wouldn't you say?

    I don't know exactly what you were getting at.

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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 vasuderatorrent View Post
    Many conservatives claim that they want to cut spending but they really don't. I despise those liars who misrepresent my cause.

    A person who advocates additional spending and backs it up by asking for more government services doesn't impress me too much. I don't despise that person but they don't get respect. After all, that's a pretty easy position to take. Wouldn't you say?

    I don't know exactly what you were getting at.
    I just asked a very straightforward question.

    You advanced your common saying, "Cut the service that benefits me most.", and then apply that to Republicans. I'm simply asking if you also apply that saying to Democrats and if you award them the same respect you would give to the Republicans when they don't abide by your saying. After all, Democrats, while maybe not as much and while they are a bit more hypocritical about it, also call for decreases in government spending...for things that do not benefit them most.

    When you get right down to it, I guess I'm just trying to get a sense of how hypocritical YOU are.
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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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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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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 jonny5 View Post
    Its easy to vote in a poll. How many are actually willing to sacrifice their pet projects when this magic surplus materializes? I know the politicians arent. Are any of those people who voted to pay off debt, besides me, willing to vote against an establishment politician who would want to spend it?

    What happened last time we had budget surpluses from 1998-2001? Spending went up, and then we got some tax cuts. No debt was paid off.
    I said it was 'slightly encouraging'...not 'fantastic'.

    No matter how committed they are, I would rather they voted to pay down the debt then not, any day.

    One has to start somewhere.
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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 Cephus View Post
    I don't think so, it's not doing anything to get them elected to high office, in fact it's hurting them more than anything. They're either going to have to ditch the far-right religious lunatics or risk becoming entirely irrelevant in American political power.
    I didn't mean in relation to their ability to win congressional elections. I mean in relation to how they're hurting people in this country, especially in terms of reproductive rights and gay rights. The attacks on workers' rights, as well. If all you're looking at is the national debt, then yes, I can see the parties looking the same. But if you're looking at people's lives, there's a lot of difference.

    On the state level, the crazy stuff doesn't seem to be holding the Republican party back very much, anyway. That doesn't seem irrelevant to me.
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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
    Look at the wall Israel built, it works, but of course you would never admit it. And to answer your question it keeps terrorist out and the suicide bombers have been non existent, sense the time the wall was built. And it works to keep people in, the Berlin wall did it all, keep people in and people out. Lets remember it was Reagan that asked to "tear down that wall".

    So yeah walls work. In fact walls have worked from the time of the beginning of man.

    You talk like there are not people who don't have millions of dollars to spend on alternate ways to smuggle things, including people, into this country. A wall will not stop them.

    Just one example of many:

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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 DA60 View Post
    I said it was 'slightly encouraging'...not 'fantastic'.

    No matter how committed they are, I would rather they voted to pay down the debt then not, any day.

    One has to start somewhere.
    Of course, i just dont beleive they are sincere. People say they want change and then vote in the same people. And then tell us if we dont vote for the same people we wasted our vote, elected the enemy, etc.

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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 americanwoman View Post
    You talk like there are not people who don't have millions of dollars to spend on alternate ways to smuggle things, including people, into this country. A wall will not stop them.

    Just one example of many:

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    An invasion of northern mexico will stop them. Why not since Mexico is aiding people invading the border states?

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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 jonny5 View Post
    An invasion of northern mexico will stop them. Why not since Mexico is aiding people invading the border states?

    I am actually for that, moreso for the drug and violence side than the immigration side. But then we both get what we want, yes?
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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 jonny5 View Post
    Of course, i just dont beleive they are sincere. People say they want change and then vote in the same people. And then tell us if we dont vote for the same people we wasted our vote, elected the enemy, etc.
    True...but, like I said, you have to start somewhere.

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