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How can Liberals Balance the Budget?

 
Ohio Dude  (OP)

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01/28/2011 11:25 AM
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Re: How can Liberals Balance the Budget?
Get rid of Patriot Act. Get rid of Department of Education, etc. That will get done in a hurry. They just need balls to do that.

[link to stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com]
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That's a great start! But the deficit for 2011 is not 768 billion, that is someone's average for the next many years. For 2011 the deficit is 1500 billion. Needs more chopping. And these cuts were suggested by conservatives. It may be possible to balance that way. Maybe...

But my point (I'm the OP) is that there is no way for a liberal to come up with big cuts. And you can see by the 4 year old liberals responding to this thread that a liberal can't even comprehend the act of controlled spending. All they can do is call people names.
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01/28/2011 01:00 PM
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Re: How can Liberals Balance the Budget?
I think it is somehow funny that some people here believe that the conservatives or the liberals could solve the US economic problems. In my point of view there cant be a solution inside the system, when the system itself is the problem.
Understand the reality of an exponential function and you will realize that the US dept will just grow every year fast and faster. The sooner you realize the less hard you will fall.

Dont believe the polititians of every colour! Face it: They are very well paid professional lyers, they will tell you everything you want to hear, thats how they get elected.
They will tell you that golden towers can grow forever, but the truth is: Golden towers wont grow forever, they collapse!!!
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Seeing as money is not real, but just imaginary numbers on balance sheets, all you have to do is reset the equation every few years by resetting all debt back to zero.
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01/28/2011 01:48 PM
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Re: How can Liberals Balance the Budget?
Seeing as money is not real, but just imaginary numbers on balance sheets, all you have to do is reset the equation every few years by resetting all debt back to zero.
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I understand that all the money are just numbers without any real value, its all belief. And of course it would be an option to reboot the system by setting back the debt to zero.

This option has got a critical thing:
Everybody who bought US Bonds or has got savings in US Dollar will loose his money! Just imagine what happens with your Pension funds! The Banking System will be lost. All the world central Banks have got huge Dollar reserves, the other western currencies will fall with the Dollar.

Another Point is that the world would selling anything to the US if you pay in Dollar. No more Oil for the US....

The Consequences of this would be so dramatic for the US....
Anonymous Coward
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01/28/2011 04:08 PM
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Re: How can Liberals Balance the Budget?
Stop using the term "liberal". It makes you sound like an idiot.

Anyway, Medicare, Medicade, SSI, and defense spending. Dig into those four and you can start to cut the deficit.
Also tax code needs to be redone. More incentives for companies to come back to America.
However, even then there is an issue. Even if the tax code was redone, it is still cheaper for someone to hire foreign workers than Americans. China is already starting to feel the pains of having a big economy; you can't have an economy running at +10% every year without other costs rising. They can't have their cake and eat it too.
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That problem could also be solved with the tax code. Give businesses a break across the board, but those who want to use cheap overseas labor get a 'special' tax all their own that will make it cheaper for them to hire Americans (or they could just take the whole company overseas, either way, we're better off).
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01/28/2011 05:42 PM
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Re: How can Liberals Balance the Budget?
Get rid of Patriot Act. Get rid of Department of Education, etc. That will get done in a hurry. They just need balls to do that.

[link to stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1242715


That's a great start! But the deficit for 2011 is not 768 billion, that is someone's average for the next many years. For 2011 the deficit is 1500 billion. Needs more chopping. And these cuts were suggested by conservatives. It may be possible to balance that way. Maybe...

But my point (I'm the OP) is that there is no way for a liberal to come up with big cuts. And you can see by the 4 year old liberals responding to this thread that a liberal can't even comprehend the act of controlled spending. All they can do is call people names.
 Quoting: Ohio Dude


My dad can beat up your dad!

;o)

But, seriously. What the {remove previous expletive} heckfire is a liberal?

It isn't as if the problems we face are cut and dry. It isn't as if we can have a meaningful conversation because we are all on the same page about what a liberal is, because by-and-large, the state sponsired media and radio talking heads have been working diligently to do the thinking for the average U.S. citizen and/or shaping opinions.

You started a thread using a name-calling tactic. Did you expect to get an intelligent response?

Of the responses you received, at least a couple of them were well worth discussion, but you foreclosed on the opportunity to guide the conversation towards a meaningful, productive synopsis/goal.

How about telling us, of the suggestions made, what you agree with.
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01/28/2011 05:44 PM
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Re: How can Liberals Balance the Budget?
After the Conservatives fuked it up so bad, I don't know. Bernanke should have let it burn when Bush was in office.
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01/29/2011 02:12 AM
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Re: How can Liberals Balance the Budget?
Fuzzy math





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