Thread: A Balanced Budget, Sarah?
11-01-2008, 10:13 AM
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Even a freeze would not balance the budget because of increases in items like S.S., which will increase 5% for retirees, increases in Medicare and Medicaid, increases on the interest on the national debt, etc. Around 70 % of the budget is set in stone. The remainder can be cut like defense and the military .
There is no way that a Democratic controlled congress is going to allow the President to cut any social programs or give aways like NPR and the Arts. The President might be able to consolidate agencies but eliminating any program, grant, farm subsidy, etc will be a hard sell.
Politicians have not figured out that revenues from Federal Income Tax will be down this year. Millions will be taking credit on their return for$3k capital losses on their stocks. With unemployment up, the total amount of refunds issued for 2008 will be greater than previous years.
The balanced budget sounds good; I don't blame the Repubs for playing the same game as Obama. Obama promises pie in the sky and money falling from heaven which in reality means I am going to stick it to you middle and upper class suckers if I am elected. .
SonnabendGuest11-01-2008, 10:13 AM
Y'know LP..I am half tempted to see if we can find you a campaign manager, so you can run for office :p
Tell ya what...you can have Cynthia McKinney :D:D
11-01-2008, 01:52 PM
11-01-2008, 09:30 PMAt Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
11-02-2008, 03:09 AM
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- Woodland Park, Colorado, United States
C. S. Lewis
Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
11-02-2008, 05:07 AM
She bit off more then she can chew and said something dumb; what you want LP, a cookie? Call me when Senile Joey knows that JOBS is a 4 letter word and not a 3 letter word. :p"Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
11-02-2008, 05:55 AM
I guess we just disagree. I believe she said she would take on the DEBT, and a step in that process is balancing the budget (eliminating the deficit) - and actually achieving a real surplus.
I just don't see how that would raise any questions - except when considering the politics of the situation. The liberal spending tendencies of both parties simply will not allow it.I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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