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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    Question: when was the last time we had a balanced budget with tax rates at or lower than current levels?
    the 1920's. far from just having a balanced budget, we were paying down debt.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Not at all... If we just stop trying to save the world from itself, we could eventually balance the budget.

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    no we couldn't. we could literally cut 100% of the DOD and it wouldn't save us from the entitlement disaster that is looming.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Not at all... If we just stop trying to save the world from itself, we could eventually balance the budget.

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    The people at the top of the food chain have no interest in balancing the budget their only interest is to continue the transfer of wealth from the middle class and the poor to the top 10% of the nation, 10 years of tax breaks have only allowed them to continue to bleed out the wealth from the middle class and poor of our country. To stop them we need to replace our present capitalistic economy with a democratic socialistic economy

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    I'm sure someone has posted this already but there was not a "both" choice.
    The national security of the United States can never be left in the hands of liberals.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    I'm sure someone has posted this already but there was not a "both" choice.
    Their was not a neither choice either, Do you have a problem with the Second Amendment? Tax cuts without incentives to re-invest the cuts into the American economy have not worked and will not in the future, if you think they will kindly tell me what will the new incentive for business investment be? Balancing the budget without job creation for "American" workers is nothing more then putting a band aid on a major wound the results will be more job cuts further reducing revenues and requiring more job cuts, the cycle will continue until the life blood of our economy has been totally drained

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    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
    that's really silly

    socialism is destroying this nation



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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that's really silly

    socialism is destroying this nation
    When you look at historical trends it becomes quite obvious that the conservative party has increased our deficit every time they are in power and now aided by the far right tea baggers are trying to destroy the middle class worker by transferring the countries wealth to the rich. Drastic times call for drastic measures we need to nationalize companies that are critical to our economic survival

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    When you look at historical trends it becomes quite obvious that the conservative party has increased our deficit every time they are in power and now aided by the far right tea baggers are trying to destroy the middle class worker by transferring the countries wealth to the rich. Drastic times call for drastic measures we need to nationalize companies that are critical to our economic survival
    Would you like to compare Bush to Obama?

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    no we couldn't. we could literally cut 100% of the DOD and it wouldn't save us from the entitlement disaster that is looming.
    At current revenues, we could cut all discretionary spending (including ALL of DOD) and barely run a surplus.
    We need to change SS and Medicare. It's going to happen sooner or later. If we do it later, it won't exist.

    On second thought, let's leave it the way it is. Maybe even lower FICA to 2%. And raise benefits
    Give a man a fish, or he will destroy the only existing vial of antidote.

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    Re: Tax cuts or balance budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Mars View Post
    I'm sure someone has posted this already but there was not a "both" choice.
    It's a push-poll with options selected to ensure those selecting the sensible option will be in the minority. Spending cuts weren't listed because everyone knows the deficit problem is a spending problem, not a tax problem.

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