View Poll Results: How much do you care about balancing the federal budget (in the medium/long term)?

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  • I am a Republican/conservative; low taxes are more important than a low deficit

    1 3.70%
  • I am a Republican/conservative; a low deficit is more important than low taxes

    10 37.04%
  • I am a Democrat/liberal; high spending is more important than a low deficit

    7 25.93%
  • I am a Democrat/liberal; a low deficit is more important than high spending

    9 33.33%
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Neither, I would cut programs, cut spending, cut pork, AND lower taxes.
    ...Except in my example you're the president with limited political capital and an opposition party, not an all-powerful dictator playing SimCity. Try again. Which do you pick?
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    ...Except in this scenario you're the president with an opposition party with different goals than you, not an all-powerful dictator playing SimCity. Try again. Which do you pick?



    Why do democrats get different options from republicans?
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Why do democrats get different options from republicans?
    Well presumably Democrats want high spending AND a low deficit. And presumably Republicans want low taxes AND a low deficit. I'm asking them which they care about more.
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Well presumably Democrats want high spending AND a low deficit. And presumably Republicans want low taxes AND a low deficit. I'm asking them which they care about more.



    That would not be my place to answer, since you are so specific, I as a libertarian have been excluded from your poll.
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    That would not be my place to answer, since you are so specific, I as a libertarian have been excluded from your poll.
    Well since you want low taxes and a low deficit (but not high spending), that makes you a conservative for the purpose of this poll. So which is a higher priority - low taxes or a low deficit?
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Well since you want low taxes and a low deficit (but not high spending), that makes you a conservative for the purpose of this poll. So which is a higher priority - low taxes or a low deficit?


    I vote both.
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    I vote both.
    OK. Unlike the honest people who were able to vote in the poll, you are obviously incapable of making a simple choice without receiving your talking points from whichever pundit you get them from. Stop wasting my time now.
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    OK. Unlike the honest people who were able to vote in the poll, you are obviously incapable of having an intellectual conversation without receiving your talking points from whichever pundit you get them from. Stop wasting my time now.


    What pundit?



    Your question is loaded bunk.



    I would have lower taxes that were wrapped around lowering spending, I don't see why you get all pissy over this.
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    What pundit?



    Your question is loaded bunk.



    I would have lower taxes that were wrapped around lowering spending, I don't see why you get all pissy over this.
    Yes yes, and I'd have higher spending and higher taxes and a balanced budget. And while we're at it, I'd like a million bucks and a blowjob from Angelina Jolie. We don't always get everything we want. If you're unable to prioritize them in a simple, straightforward manner, then it's because you're unwilling or unable to have an honest, intellectual discussion.

    You can vote in the poll if you figure it out. If not, meh whatever. I'm done trying to explain it to you.
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    Re: How much do you care about balancing the US federal budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yes yes, and I'd have higher spending and higher taxes and a balanced budget. And while we're at it, I'd like a million bucks and a blowjob from Angelina Jolie. We don't always get everything we want. If you're unable to prioritize them in a simple, straightforward manner, then it's because you're unwilling or unable to have an honest, intellectual discussion.

    You can vote in the poll if you figure it out. If not, meh whatever. I'm done trying to explain it to you.



    I'd balance the budget first, But your premise is bunk.
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