View Poll Results: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

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  • Lowering taxes

    2 6.45%
  • Balancing budget

    21 67.74%
  • Expanding social programs (such as healthcare)

    1 3.23%
  • Maintaining strong military presence

    1 3.23%
  • Jump starting economy

    2 6.45%
  • Other ideas

    4 12.90%
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    What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    What should come first regarding the Federal Budget? Lowering taxes, balancing the budget, expanding social programs, such as healthcare, maintaining strong military presence abroad, jump starting the economy, or other thoughts? Poll will follow.

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    Re: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What should come first regarding the Federal Budget? Lowering taxes, balancing the budget, expanding social programs, such as healthcare, maintaining strong military presence abroad, jump starting the economy, or other thoughts? Poll will follow.
    Clearly the budget must be balanced. The US is at the moment running Irish/UK/Greek style budget deficits, and will quickly have their government debt reach Italian/Greek levels in few years and Japanese levels in a decade. If this continues.

    I am glad no eyes are on Japanese state debts atm
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    Re: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    I agree, balancing the budget should be the top priority, above all else.

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    Re: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    Slashing it by one third.

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    Re: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    Balancing the budget as soon as feasible should be the top priority. However, it should not be the only priority.
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    Re: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    I feel strongly that both the traditional Republican policy of tax cut promises, and the Democratic policy of more government programs, has contributed to the morass we find ourselves in. We need both tax hikes and cuts in spending to dig ourselves out.

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    Re: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I am glad no eyes are on Japanese state debts atm
    That really surprises me...they have a debt-to-GDP of 200%. Wonder what'll happen once everyone realizes this...
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    Re: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What should come first regarding the Federal Budget? Lowering taxes, balancing the budget, expanding social programs, such as healthcare, maintaining strong military presence abroad, jump starting the economy, or other thoughts? Poll will follow.
    Probably should have included an explicit "Cut Spending" as one of the options in the poll. Balancing the federal budget is not going to happen any time in the foreseeable future (or maybe ever).

    But we can/must slow down the bleeding. As many/most realize, our current deficit levels and rates of increase are unsustainable. And with our current crop of congress pricks in office, there is little to be hopeful for in the possibility that those jackasses are going to curtail it.



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    Re: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    reduce spending dramatically
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: What should come first regarding the Federal Budget?

    Its a somewhat complicated question. If we were fighting world war 3 against the godless space-nazi's, defending the country would be worth running up a deficit. However, if I had to look at the here and now, balancing the budget would be top priority. Balancing the budget is quite simple in concept, what we need is the conviction to see it done.

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