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What are the top five things you are going to do to abolish the debt of our children and future generations?

this is a tough question, but if no one asks it, will anything be done?
i might say:
1) dont have kids (that could be a need for society but that totally goes against what i want)
2) start a bunch of programs that save money for kids who may be poor in the future?
3) question the governement more by asking where did all the money go? and why dont the numbers match up?
4)educate people that we are $8,700,000,000,000 in debt, but spend 13,500,000,000,000 (gross domestic product) which means (if you divide those) that 64% of things bought were bought from borrowed money
5)run for office and DO something about this

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Liz4Life

Asked by Liz4Life at 4:22 AM on Feb. 20, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We need to stop buying from out of country and start using our own resources. That would cut back on some of the spending. If other countries owe us, we need to either get them to pay us or if the country owes us and we owe it, the money that they owe us can cancel out some of the money we owe them. If that makes sense.
    somuchlove4U

    Answer by somuchlove4U at 5:13 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Push to eliminate corporate welfare
    Push to eliminate farm subsidies
    Push to cut back on defense spending
    Push for laws to punish corporations that move American jobs to other countries (why aren't we all boycotting Hersheys for moving manufacturing to Mexico?)
    Push to restore the US as a manufacturing powerhouse
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:40 AM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • amen! spread the word!
    Liz4Life

    Comment by Liz4Life (original poster) at 2:14 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Seems so simple.


    simple smile

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:14 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Push to restore the US as a manufacturing powerhouse

    This would be wonderful but I'm not sure it's realistic anymore. With most manufacturing being union jobs and what employees want or need to be paid the cost of the goods manufactured here would likely end up far out of most people's price range. People want cheap goods and to get cheap goods you have to have cheap labor and low operating costs. Those things simply are not available in the US with our tax rate and wage scale.
    DSamuels

    Answer by DSamuels at 5:40 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Great answers everyone Ditto!
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:20 PM on Feb. 20, 2011

  • Ditto to rkoloms.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 3:37 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

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