View Poll Results: What goverment service that benefits you would you give up?

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  • Military

    15 23.08%
  • Infrastructure, such as federal highways

    15 23.08%
  • Scientific Research or Agencies such as NOAA

    12 18.46%
  • Education

    32 49.23%
  • Homeland Security / Law Enforcement (FBI)

    23 35.38%
  • Court System

    8 12.31%
  • Federal Reserve

    27 41.54%
  • Regulatory Agencies such as the FDA or NIST

    29 44.62%
  • Cultural Grants

    45 69.23%
  • Earmarks for your state or county

    49 75.38%
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Thread: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I'm always curious about the "thought processes" of people who would have us abandon the role of "global cop."

    Does this mean that you'd be comfortable with the global savagery, which would surely follow? Or do you entertain some fantasy that this would not occur?
    Perfectly comfortable with it, considering the alternative.

    Here's an idea, since this is a free country: If you want to get involved in Angola's civil war, you either go over there and join a side, or you send your very own personal money to one side or the other, or do whatever you want about it, so long as that whatever does not include my money, my children, or my government.

    No where in the Constitution can be found the phrase "world cop".

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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Here's an idea, since this is a free country: If you want to get involved in Angola's civil war, you either go over there and join a side, or you send your very own personal money to one side or the other, or do whatever you want about it, so long as that whatever does not include my money, my children, or my government.
    Ah if only the so called conservatives had done that with Iraq. How many Billions could we have saved. Ooops I meant Trillions.
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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    I voted for just the courts system, but I don't want to do away with it, I just want it severely reduced. I think the majority of laws written in this country are done just excuses for the federal government to pay for more judges, such as drugs and prostitution. I want to get rid of laws criminalizing drugs and prostitution but I know it won't happen because it pays for too many judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. While I want to maintain regulation bodies, I think such regulations shouldn't be too byzantine to understand.

    Everything else, I support it all, to one degree or another.

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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Shouldnt it be about bad and good spending rather than whole departments?
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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Shouldnt it be about bad and good spending rather than whole departments?
    Maybe, but that would require a moderation of our beliefs, and that's just downright un-American.

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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    I voted, but will expound upon my vote after my return from the gym. The addict in me logged in 'only for a second'...
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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Give up? None of them! I'll vote on just cutting funding.

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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    BTW, what ARE "Cultural Grants?"
    Education.

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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    I think that we could close about half the overseas military bases and save a few bucks while not sacrificing of our own security while doing so. Let someone else take on some of the responsibilities of being the world cop.
    I completely agree,we have WAY too many bases that have dubious value.....Plus were spending billions on military resorts in places such as S.Korea and the Green Zone in Baghdad that need not be built.
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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Ah if only the so called conservatives had done that with Iraq. How many Billions could we have saved. Ooops I meant Trillions.
    No,hasn't reached trillions yet.


    Btw-Good to see you Winnb
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