View Poll Results: What is more important?

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  • A balanced budget (no growth in debt)

    53 86.89%
  • Tax cuts

    8 13.11%
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Thread: Tax cuts or balance budget

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    until most people get zapped with higher taxes every time the government spends recklessly, the malignancy will continue. Taxing the rich more will only encourage vote buying of the many by dem politicians
    You know Rush Limbaugh had an excellent idea for solving the tax issue in this country. He suggested doing away with payroll deductions, and having everyone send a check in for the taxes they owe at the end of the year. His premise was that once everyone would have to start coming up with the amount they owe, there would be all kinds of interesting debate about taxes.
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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    If you had to pick one or the other, which one is more important?
    The poll should have asked:

    1) Balanced budget (less debt)?
    2) Unbalaced budget (more debt)?
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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You know Rush Limbaugh had an excellent idea for solving the tax issue in this country. He suggested doing away with payroll deductions, and having everyone send a check in for the taxes they owe at the end of the year. His premise was that once everyone would have to start coming up with the amount they owe, there would be all kinds of interesting debate about taxes.
    Right wingers have floated that "excellent idea" long before baby Rush ever filled his first diaper.... or his most recent.
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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Not a valid question. It's like asking, would you rather put your overpriced inventory on sale or make money? Cuts in the tax rates increase buying power for employers and US businesses which increases economic growth. Taxes are levied as a percentage of that growth. If you cut tax rates, and by doing so increase economic growth, you will increase tax revenues. Happened with Bush, is happening right now with Obama after extending the tax cuts. Tax revenues dropped significantly the last two years. Not because we had tax cuts, but because GDP was down and unemployment was up which means the tax base had decreased.

    So to answer your question, yes. I want tax cuts and a balanced budget through pro-growth economic policy that increases the tax base of the country, cuts in spending to shrink the size of government and decreased redundant, unnecessary, and overreaching regulation.
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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Right wingers have floated that "excellent idea" long before baby Rush ever filled his first diaper.... or his most recent.
    Very childish post.
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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Very childish post.
    Rush also noted that election day should be the same day the taxes are due

    many liberals hate the thought of actually making the average voter learn about how much the government spends by making the average voter suffer tax increases with spending increases. that of course would relegate the dem party to winning about as much as the Greens or the Klan



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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You know Rush Limbaugh had an excellent idea for solving the tax issue in this country. He suggested doing away with payroll deductions, and having everyone send a check in for the taxes they owe at the end of the year. His premise was that once everyone would have to start coming up with the amount they owe, there would be all kinds of interesting debate about taxes.
    yup. currently the cost is hidden, but if folks actually felt the money go out.... why, they might even demand responsible handling of it!

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Until the real problem is addressed " unemployment/under employment" reducing the deficit is nothing more then treating the symptoms which will only lead to more treatments none of which will work long term.
    the 2012 budget does that too

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    If you had to pick one or the other, which one is more important?
    At this point in time, we need more than just a balanced budget, we need to spend less than we take in as revenue in order to pay down the debt that we have accumulated.

    I would not mind seeing taxes raised to do this, but only if significant spending decreases were made as well.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the 2012 budget does that too
    What we have to do to save our economy is to change from a capitalistic economy to a socialistic economy, at some point we have to just accept the fact that what we are and have been doing does not work and the only way to survive is to make a drastic change

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