Poor people (don't forget in your responses, that's me) have a laundry list of needs.
Evidently, at the top of it, is medical insurance. Also, unemployment extensions again. Expanses in the free lunch program. None of these things paid for, mind you, just a list of needs.
I am *not* saying these things are bad in and of themselves.
But what is YOUR, personal, breaking point? At what point do YOU say that we don't expand any more programs or create any more entitlements?
Why do you feel how you do?
How much debt can we possibly be in to "take care" of people? What is the solution to the deficit, to all the money we owe China, to the fact that by 2050 or so, the entire amount the federal government takes in will all be paid in interest only to China, leaving no money left for Defense or entitlements, or anything else, for that matter?
What point do YOU say enough? What programs would you then cut? Who could you, personally, say no to?
PS, I also know that entitlements make up a small percentage of our burden. What I'm concerned about, specifically, is the growth with new programs and expanding of the old, as well as when EVERYONE will say enough.
Just curious. Also, again, to be clear, I WANT there to be a safety net. Just want to know when you think we should lay off the programs until we are in the green again.
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:50 AM on Dec. 6, 2010
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Answer by kittieashy at 11:56 AM on Dec. 6, 2010
Answer by new_mom808 at 12:28 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
Irresponsible is passing a whole brand new multi-trillion dollar entitlement program with open ended costs (aka HCR) in the MIDDLE of a recession.
or starting 2 wars??
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:08 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
You'll know we are broke when Congress has to WORK for a living, PAY for their own lunches, their own health care....
There are MANY other things we can and SHOULD cut before killing the poor.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:09 PM on Dec. 6, 2010
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