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 The Mark View Post
    BTW, what ARE "Cultural Grants?"
    the smithsonian or library of congress would be an example

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

    Department of Education

    Department of Energy

    Enviromental Protection Agency

    Congressional Budget Office

    NASA (Half)

    All Liberals in Congress (Just Kidding)

    Those are just off the top of my head....
    Last edited by Navy Pride; 01-19-10 at 09:19 PM.
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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    the smithsonian or library of congress would be an example
    Ah.

    In some cases, then, I would continue such, but not all.
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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.
    Ah 76 Senators voted to fo to war in Iraq..... They were not all Conservatives my left wing friend......
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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Department of Education

    Department of Energy
    Those two especially.
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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Ah 76 Senators voted to fo to war in Iraq..... They were not all Conservatives my left wing friend......
    You'll get no argument from me on that. But without the votes of so called Conservatives the war would have never happened.

    So drag the Dems into if you want, that doesn't excuse the GOP.
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    Re: What would you be willing to give up to reduce the size of government?

    I don't think giving up entirely anything is necessary, but certainly all programs should be trimmed.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I don't think giving up entirely anything is necessary, but certainly all programs should be trimmed.
    I'm personally of the opinion that all government agencies could, at the least, be massively revised and trimmed. While, at the same time, becoming more effective.

    I have no idea how, exactly, as I don't know much if anything about the intricate workings of every single government agency/entity.
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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
    You'll get no argument from me on that. But without the votes of so called Conservatives the war would have never happened.

    So drag the Dems into if you want, that doesn't excuse the GOP.
    Wait, Wait, you said Conservatives, I said both Conservatives and Liberals voted to go......Even Bill Clinton when he was president voted for regime change.......
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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?
    So where in the constitution does it give our government the power to police the world? Oh.. that's right I almost forgot, it doesn't!

    I'm also assuming you wouldn't mind China coming to one of the 50 states and setting up a base... right?

    Globalist

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