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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    fyi Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Much of the budget needs to be trimmed, but I think that Welfare and Unemployment need it the most. Mainly welfare. I know, let's drug test those on welfare and we can probably cut the rolls by 75%.
    The other big item I would cut would be the regulatory agencies. Does anybody have any idea how much compliance costs these things impose?

    And while I'm at it, let's do likewise to state and local regulatory agencies.

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    fyi Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Yeah, let's go back to the Bush years. Good times and small government.
    Give me a break. Bush wasn't as bad as Obama, but he sure as Hell wasn't for small government.

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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    The other big item I would cut would be the regulatory agencies. Does anybody have any idea how much compliance costs these things impose?

    And while I'm at it, let's do likewise to state and local regulatory agencies.
    and while we are at it, let's declare open season on those who would use the lack of regulation as an excuse to sell unsafe products, pollute our water and air, and in general do anything they think they can get away with.

    If they can operate responsibly, without regulations, we give them a tax break. If they cannot, and injure someone, we give them 10 to 15 years hard labor....
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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    I'm not sure if my post would fall under arts/public broadcasting so I am putting it here.

    I think that entertainment could calm down a bit. How many movies do we need to spend a lot of money on just to satisfy people? Can't we find something else to spend time on? Entertainment also includes video games, I enjoy them, but we don't need a new Call of Duty every year.
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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAvE8tor View Post
    I'm not sure if my post would fall under arts/public broadcasting so I am putting it here.

    I think that entertainment could calm down a bit. How many movies do we need to spend a lot of money on just to satisfy people? Can't we find something else to spend time on? Entertainment also includes video games, I enjoy them, but we don't need a new Call of Duty every year.
    We're talking about where the government should cut spending. I agree with you on this, but it's private industry and they can spend on what they want.
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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    You left off reducing the number of government employees. That one never makes the list.

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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    You left off reducing the number of government employees. That one never makes the list.
    Automatically comes with complete termination of unconstitutional programs.

    A few years back, during the last California budget crisis, or maybe the one before that, some parasite making her iving by handing out taxpayer dollars to other parasites, I believe they're called socailist workers, said that her fat useless ass would continue to draw taxpayer dollars if she was laid off, on unemployment.

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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Automatically comes with complete termination of unconstitutional programs.
    Why do you keep on making that claim, despite all logic and facts to the contrary?

    A few years back, during the last California budget crisis, or maybe the one before that, some parasite making her iving by handing out taxpayer dollars to other parasites, I believe they're called socailist workers, said that her fat useless ass would continue to draw taxpayer dollars if she was laid off, on unemployment.
    Great story, and highly relevant.
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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    With to respect the Military part of the budget I'm not sure how much can be saved esp. since do to the policies of the two Bushes and Clinton we are much weaker in terms of manufacturing capacity and to dependent on potently foreign source for much of the products and material we need. Given that now we may have to keep the military at current levels no savings there and we need to keep a technowlegeabe edge at best we can eliminate some of the contractors and possible modernize some areas that are causing high maintenance costs.


    I voted yes for all the rest.

    Infrastructure(highways and bridges) can be relegated to the States and can be funded thru bonds and revenue as a fee per use to pay the bonds. The same would go to founding new canals or maintaining existing ones. Structures such as dikes would be supported at state level if they can afford it fine if not then maybe what areas that are being protected is not tenable.

    Social security a bad idea which time has come to end. We can start removing those programs that were attached to Social Security such as SSI for disability and means test the age insurance part of it. Stop coverage at some point and stop collecting it as a special tax. Let those who still qualify be paid out of general revenue.

    Medicare/Medicaid the sooner this is eliminated the better remember for Medicare everyone is required to go into it and pay a monthly fee services that are paid service are restricted and often coverage within term are not paid leaving the service provider with the bag. The Medicaid was a me too for non-Senior citizens that qualified for social security under those attachments previous. In both there are non-citizens using both illegally. So no loss there.

    Education If we are going to have some government subsidy as a policy wouldn't it be a good idea to choose what category would best serve the country? If not why do so? The ending of subsidizing education for all sorts educational fields such as the "Humanities" i.e. racial/gender/sexual/errata studies, political doctrines, and the "Fine Arts" which include all sorts odd degrees in basket weaving and equivalent such degrees. Eliminating the regulation by the Fed govemt would be a further reduction in cost. Let the states make their own mistakes let real federalism work.

    Arts/public broadcasting If we need a public work for a particular we can commission a work. We can maintain some minimal standard for museums but would be better to have a self supporting foundation with private support to maintain and expand museums. As to public broadcasting just eliminate it.

    welfare/unemplyment both should be State issues not Federal ones, eliminate.

    other, please list Stop all government subsidies, eliminate Amtrak and all other government ruined businesses. that is all that i can think of now.

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    Re: Where Should We Cut Spending

    I want to know how much congress spends on itself.
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