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    Default Balanced Budgets???

    Do Americans really want speniding cuts and a balanced budget??

    It seems like everyone wants spending cuts until someone cuts spending?


    Just askin'.........


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    I think too many Americans think you can balance the budgets by cutting foreign aid and waste, fraud, & abuse. Then they are shocked to find out that cutting spending means cutting things that they support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I think too many Americans think you can balance the budgets by cutting foreign aid and waste, fraud, & abuse. Then they are shocked to find out that cutting spending means cutting things that they support.
    EXACTLY.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    I think too many Americans think you can balance the budgets by cutting foreign aid and waste, fraud, & abuse. Then they are shocked to find out that cutting spending means cutting things that they support.
    Not only what they support but once they find out it affects them adversly they hollar like a stuck pig.

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    I think that special interest groups hype the significance of the spending cuts proposed. Recently, Pres of Penn State made it sound like Corbett's proposed budget would devastate public higher learning. The truth? PS's own assessment is that many of their present buildings are under-utilized, yet they want to build more of them?

    We've seen several instances brought to light where programs get duplicated. That means there are separate bureaucrats employed with each program. One bureaucratic entity can be eliminated without eliminating any "benefit".

    I can easily imagine that a little-known program simply gets "forgotten", and another is made into law to provide for the same need. Then there are two programs that are supposed to do the same thing. Right hand not knowing what left hand is doing?

    Happens in the private sector, too ... but the private sector has a reason to uncover waste. Thus far govt never has been motivated to do so.
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    the way that funding is cloaked in defense bills and other entitlement programs it is very difficult to slash certain programs without touching those that have always been hands off
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Do Americans really want speniding cuts and a balanced budget??

    It seems like everyone wants spending cuts until someone cuts spending?


    Just askin'.........


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    I do and I won't complain no matter what they cut. They can cut Coastal Restoration if they want, thought the Fed Gov caused it because they had the money to spend and needed projects.

    Since the beginning of 09 we have been growing the Fed Gov my 9,000 employees per month! The union loves it.

    If we could just control the size of the wasteful Fed Gov by 50% we could balance the budget.

    I've gone on record here at RTF of which agencies and programs could be elimnated completely.

    Problem is that there is lots of waste created by both parties and there's the rub! Neither party members are willing to cut programs that benefits party members districts.

    Most condem the Democrats on this forum. Reality is that both parties are dysfunctional in regards to spending. Since the mid-term elections, what's been cut? The Republicans are going after the abortion portion of Family Planning and they are after NPR! Woo whoo, big f'en deal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    Not only what they support but once they find out it affects them adversly they hollar like a stuck pig.
    That's just what "middle of the road independents" do when they don't get their way!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    That's just what "middle of the road independents" do when they don't get their way!!!


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    But the Republicans want to make cuts to the have nots and give the rich all the tax breaks when 10 percent of the american workers are out of work and not paying taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    But the Republicans want to make cuts to the have nots and give the rich all the tax breaks when 10 percent of the american workers are out of work and not paying taxes.
    Typical Liberal point of view.

    The American tax payer already pays too much in taxes.

    Politicians just can waste enough money is the problem. The more they tax, the more they waste in buying votes. I say cut taxes by 50% across the board and shrink the size of the Federal Gov!
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