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.

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  • 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 radcen View Post
    Did you just make this up? Here's some facts:

    Less than 1% died trying to cross.
    Lets stick to the topic, which is finances.

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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
    Lets stick to the topic, which is finances.
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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
    1. The people are dumbasses...just look at who they elect.

    2. The people they elect...as least, a majority of them...especially in the Senate...have no interest in paying down the debt. They just want to spend more and more.

    But don't get me wrong. I don't think there should be some kind of "taxpayer vote" on whether to pay down the debt or not. I just wish voters would stop being dumbasses and would elect some people who are interested in paying down the debt. The bad thing is, though, just being interested in paying down the debt isn't enough. First, we have to stop spending more and more.
    All that may be true but it's still those "dumbasses" money.

    That you think they're too stupid to spend it wisely doesn't change that.

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

    budget surpluses are absolutely meaningless when you are in debt to your eyeballs...

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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
    All that may be true but it's still those "dumbasses" money.

    That you think they're too stupid to spend it wisely doesn't change that.
    Most of those dumbasses don't even think it IS their 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
    Should we ever have a budget surplus again, what should we do with the extra money?

    1) Spend it on more stuff?
    2) Lower taxes?
    3) Put it toward the debt?

    A real surplus, I mean, not a Bill Clinton smoke-and-mirrors surplus.
    The responsible thing would be to use it to help pay off 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 americanwoman View Post
    Not supporting a wall does not equal open border or support of an open border. Further you offer no solution except a wall. If you really think just building a wall will work, there is nowhere else to go.

    My solution instead of a wall is to eliminate the incentives to cross - no benefits, stricter employer hiring laws, more checks on citizenship when renting houses, and more enforcement of the border. Furthermore, it's the drug trade that concerns me the most. A guy looking for work to feed his family is one thing but a mafioso with a million dollar bank account and a trained militia backing him up is quite another. A wall or military fence is not going to stop him at all no matter what you may believe.
    No benefits I like that, stricter employer hiring laws, this is were we disagree. Can you even imagine how many nannies there are, house keepers, gardeners, field workers, the list goes on and on of illegals working under the radar. More checks on renters, that is a loser, do you think for a second a landlord cares? Then you say more enforcement on the border, well no kidding the problem with your idea is it's not enough, where as I go one step further by building the wall to give enforcement the advantage.

    Then you say a guy looking for work to feed his family is one thing. So we stop an illegal and ask him if he is sneaking across the border to find work to feed his family or do you intend to kill a bunch of Americans. Yes you are for an open border, nothing you said even comes close to closing the border SHUT. As you want illegals to be able to come to feed their families. What a crock. No, sorry an illegal is illegal. Is that something you don't understand? Of course you do, but you don't care because your open border policy lets those that want to feed their family to be able to come in. All because they don't want to feed their family in Mexico they want to feed them here.
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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
    Did you just make this up? Here's some facts:

    Less than 1% died trying to cross.
    100,000 crossed the Berlin wall, while over 50 million have entered the US or way more from the beginning. No one really knows how many illegals have entered the US over the many decades. But hey how many illegals have been killed crossing our border?
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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
    100,000 crossed the Berlin wall, while over 50 million have entered the US or way more from the beginning. No one really knows how many illegals have entered the US over the many decades. But hey how many illegals have been killed crossing our border?
    Glossed right over your seriously incorrect information. Smooth.
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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
    Glossed right over your seriously incorrect information. Smooth.
    Well it was a good comparison. 100,000 vs over 50 million or more and no one shot. In fact, did you know, that we set of water stations for them when they want to cross the desert. Not only do we not shoot them, BUT WE HELP TJEM by giving them water while they cross the desert. Only in America.

    Take a look

    Pictures of illegal aid stations for illegal aliens - Desert Invasion U.S.

    Americans Set Up Water Stations To Help Illegals Enter US
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