Do you think that we can maintain everything the way it is now and reduce deficit spending enough to get our feet back on the ground, or do you think it will have to hurt and that there will be cuts that will cause some suffering to get there?
Force a cut in waste. 5%-10% cut in ALL spending within 10 10 years.... Remove redundant programs. We didn't get here overnight, and we need to make long term changes in our government spending pattern to show REAL commitment to a healthier and stronger fiscal nation. Renegotiate Government Contracts, Pensions Programs, Union deals, etc... Stricter guidelines for entitlement programs.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:45 PM on Jan. 19, 2011
First you have to stop the bleeding and then you have cut, cut and cut some more. If you really want to start paying DOWN the debt, revenue would need to be raised, but only if were earmarked for debt pay down. The solution would be felt by all-
Answer by Sisteract at 1:33 PM on Jan. 19, 2011
And everyone has to stop complaining when their special interest group is affected. Why should one group bear a bigger part of the burden or be unaffected? Isn't that the cry from the those who support tax cuts for the billionaires and having the poor pay their fair share? Do certain groups not use the infrastructure and community services? Myopic thinking does NOT solve problems-
Million $ question- How is it the poor are readily labeled "entitled" but the loophole loving, money hiding megas are not? MYOPIC, indeed. If you're willing to call a spade, a spade- include ALL the users and abusers-
Answer by Sisteract at 1:48 PM on Jan. 19, 2011
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