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 Kandahar View Post
    Even if that were true, the internet has diffused the power of the media. You can call the president a Nazi all you want, and no one is going to come arrest you.
    I understand that but still it is important to have more than five corporations controlling the tv.
    I really have no idea what you're talking about...if it's a conspiracy theory I'm not interested.
    It isn't a conspiracy I hate those things. But there is some truth the government doesn't kill joe nobodies or joe the tinfoil that believes in ET.

    No difference between the political parties? Are you aware that about a month ago, every single Senate Democrat voted for an 800 billion dollar health care bill, and every single Senate Republican voted against it? I'd call that a pretty significant difference.
    That isn't enough.

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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
    If China were powerful enough, then according to their own system they would have the right and the duty.
    That wasn't the question. If they built bases on American soil and put troops here, how would that make you feel? I'm pretty sure you wouldn't like it.

    If you'll give this concept a little clear thought a concept might dimly begin to manifest for you -- that someone is going to exert this kind of global force and that it might just be in your best interest, and the best interests of just about everyone else, if it were us and not them.
    It is not the job of our military to be the international police force. We are a country, not an empire. Our military is to protect OUR nation. What other countries do is none of our business as long they do not threaten or harm our national security. When they do harm us, congress is to draft a declaration of war.. Only then do we use our military.

    I know that thinking about real world concerns is difficult, that is why I recommend that people who find it too onerous, such as Leftists, Progressives, Socialists and Gaisits leave this difficult task and the decisions which are attendant on it to more informed and mature souls.
    Leftist - By definition this is someone who wants larger government. You want the U.S. government to be exercised on a global scale so you fit the definition better than I do.

    By the way, I think of myself as more of an Imperialist than a Globalist.
    So either way, someone who doesn't really look to the constitution for guidelines. Speaking of the constitution... I'm still waiting on your reply to my question asking where in the constitution does it give you the power to exercise this imperialism.

    I'll be waiting

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

    You left out some expensive things like the social welfare programs, drug rehab programs, translating ballots into 20 different languages. Also you left out massive foreign aid for ungrateful nations.

    Not a complete list in your poll is my answer.

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

    Missing welfare? I'm certain more than a handful of us would axe America's reigning Ponzi Scheme: Social Security.

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

    Also, some of these choices should not be totally eliminated, but just greatly scaled back.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    That's why I say we kill all the old people.
    FFS yes, at least until I am one. And then, I plan to be heavily armed.

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

    I think we should scale back some of these frankly to reduce coast, and the government role in our life.

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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
    What goverment service that benefits you would you give up?
    Democrats.

    Well, actually I guess that doesn't count. They don't benefit me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    FFS yes, at least until I am one. And then, I plan to be heavily armed.
    Well we won't have to worry about you aging because the people who are really going to hurt us are the people already over 45. So when you are old the younger generation won't have the problem with old people as we will. So your safe so don't worry about arming yourself.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    I think we should scale back some of these frankly to reduce coast, and the government role in our life.
    I know its why I think the police department should be scaled back big time in areas with low crime. Because those police officers typically don't fight criminals but fight against "speeders" who are so dangerous. But really the police can't fight the crime that it was intended for that is why the feds created the FBI. Which says a lot about the quality of the average police officer.
    And then there is the building department of every city and town. These people when you contract an electrician or want to add to your building need not only to approve of the initial design but need to approve it once it is done. And then if they don't like it they can fine you but they don't fine the contractor or if they see something that doesn't meet up with regulation currently they will tell you to fix it or be fined. That is ridiculous. The government has way too much power and really you can't talk back to them because they will start to act all pissy and that just brings hell to you.

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