View Poll Results: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

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  • It's too small! We need to expand govt healthcare, infrastructure and buying failing companies.

    3 8.82%
  • It is just about right. Govt provides essential services that for-profit companies can't.

    1 2.94%
  • It is too big. Reduce the deficit by reducing military and limiting entitlement eligibility.

    2 5.88%
  • It is TOO BIG!!! Entitlements to the states, reduce military, elim. Departments. Target: 25% GDP.

    14 41.18%
  • It is TOO BIG!!! Entitlements to the states, reduce military, elim. Departments. Target: 10% GDP.

    14 41.18%
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Thread: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    So what is the particular areas of fed gov spending that should be reduced, apart from thigs related to the army?
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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    End the Department of Education.
    End the Department of Energy.
    End Social Security.
    End Medicare/Medicaid.
    End the Federal Reserve.
    Shrink the defense budget.
    End the IRS (and the income tax for that matter).
    End the Department of Commerce.
    End the Department of Health and Human Services.
    Etc., of course.

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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    End the Department of Education.
    End the Department of Energy.
    End Social Security.
    End Medicare/Medicaid.
    End the Federal Reserve.
    Shrink the defense budget.
    End the IRS (and the income tax for that matter).
    End the Department of Commerce.
    End the Department of Health and Human Services.
    Etc., of course.
    So your solution is to send us from the 21st century to the 18th century. Great! I am looking forward to wiping my ass with my shirt instead of toilet paper.

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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    So your solution is to send us from the 21st century to the 18th century. Great! I am looking forward to wiping my ass with my shirt instead of toilet paper.
    Try leaves and old catalogs. Your clothes will be too valuable due to the rampant poverty.

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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    So your solution is to send us from the 21st century to the 18th century. Great! I am looking forward to wiping my ass with my shirt instead of toilet paper.
    libs labor under the delusion that getting rid of unconstitutional nonsense means we want to completely reject all progress

    more government is hardly progress

    progress is more freedom and less dependence



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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post

    progress is more freedom and less dependence
    Right and there can still be a government there. There will always have to be a government. The problem is that right now a lot of despot wannabes have their reaches and influences on the government. And that is what we are all feeling. We need to get rid of that and we need to secure a modest budget that gives good return. But how?! Too many irresponsible people in this nation. Not a good thing to rule over, etc.

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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadius View Post
    I just think our economy shouldn't rely so much on government spending.
    There's some things that just have to be done, whether we like it or not.

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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    I don't think the US government is very big compared to other governments... However, people who are opposed to government will probably always say it's too big

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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    There is no greater than 25%?

    I can't do anything with this poll.

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    Re: Is the federal government too big and if so, what should we do?

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    There's some things that just have to be done, whether we like it or not.
    ricksfolly
    Like cutting government size and spending.

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