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What would you cut to balance the federal budget?


Asked by tasches at 5:17 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I agree with cutting all gvt spending and gvt affiliated job's salaries and benefits, ALL OF THIS "SWEETHEART DEAL" CRAP HAS TO STOP!!! They are doing a job and getting well compensated while they are doing that job, so why do they think they are entitled to better than what "we the people" have? IMO their entitled spending habits are a LOT of our problem. If many of them are like Nancy, with her expensive jet and her 18,000+ a month office, that we pay for, it's no wonder we are in this mess. She has tons of money, so why doesn't she pay for her "gotta haves" instead of making us pay for her extravagances? If even 50% of politicians are spending like wildfire and you know they are; What if they have to just stop and maybe even pay back some of the money they shouldn't have taken advantage of + ALL the gvt employees who owe back taxes pay up, we could get somewhere!!!

    Answer by agentwanda at 6:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Obamas pay and expenses, Congress pay would be cut by at least half and no more perks like private jets or penthouse offices. Bring our soldiers back from Germany and Korea and Japan. NO funding for abortions, period.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 5:26 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Congressmens/womens salaries or they can pay for their own insurance and retirement!

    Answer by Soniam301 at 5:25 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Obamas wages and travel expenses

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 5:18 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • I think all government officials should have the salaries cut......we are in a recession for cryin out loud! lol oh and do we really need to rebuild the middle east, they didn't help us rebuild ours.


    Answer by Conley639 at 5:47 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Congress salaries, meal and travel expenses, and military contractors just off the top of my head.

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 6:34 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Cavuto had a good idea today when he said that there should be a 10% cut across the board to start with. After that, I would cut the DOE altogether as well as a few other departments and then cut back the others where possible. The Cato institute is actually putting a comprehensive plan together for all departments if anyone wants to check it out here:


    Answer by LeanneC at 5:57 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Defense in terms of what mommom? There's alot that's covered under the umbrella of defense spending. Are you talking about R&D? Private contractors? Or something else?

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 6:40 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • The FED

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:06 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • All the travel expenses, perks, free meals, free hotels and limos and the inflated salaries of elected officials-Senate,House, Aides,etc. need to be cut or eliminated.
    Then,...the war . End it. Billions could be saved that way.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 9:22 PM on Nov. 17, 2010