View Poll Results: Where Should We Cut Spending?

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  • Military

    31 40.79%
  • Infrastructure(highways and bridges)

    19 25.00%
  • Social security

    33 43.42%
  • Medicare/Medicaid

    43 56.58%
  • Education

    34 44.74%
  • Arts/public broadcasting

    46 60.53%
  • welfare/unemplyment

    48 63.16%
  • other, please list

    31 40.79%
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Thread: Where Should We Cut Spending

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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I think the federal government should delegate alot of responsibilities back to the states. No more offering the states the carrot stick of funding from the federal government, for what are mostly state-run programs. If a state cannot afford something, why should the rest of the country fund that?
    How would you deal with the influx of migrants from the poorer states, when they move where the grass is greener?

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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by gunner View Post
    How would you deal with the influx of migrants from the poorer states, when they move where the grass is greener?

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    The states can deal with them as they choose.

    If California cutting welfare causes parasites to flea to warmer bodies, then those other bodies will probably cut their own payments.

    Win-win for everyone that isn't a flee.

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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    You need to live in a country founded on different principles than the one that started its Consititution with the following:

    "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution . . ."

    The preamble is a statement of the functions of government, and it defines them as being much broader than your notion. It is also ridiculous to state that the function of government is to protect private property when in at least one instance, it's activity is to abrogate property rights for the public good (imminent domain), which at times helps to fulfil one of its actual functions, namely: promote the general welfare.
    The function of any legitimate government is to protect the freedom of it's people and part of that is the assurance that the people will be safe in their ownership of property.

    The US Constitution specifically authorizes eminent domain....and specifies that the property thereby appropriated will be paid for at a fair price to the owner. Eminent domain has been so horribly abused over the years, from making George Bush rich to cities handing private homes to private developers to increase municipal tax revenues that clearly the prescience of the Founding Fathers is once again demonstrated. Politicians are corrupt.

    But guess what? "General welfare" does not mean "fund any, or all, socialist looney toon ideas the left comes up with."

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