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What should be done about the Federal Government debt crisis?

Our country has mortgaged its future. It is not sustainable. President Obama's debt commission proposed radical reforms, yet Washington continues to split hairs. They bicker about small numbers in the B's when numbers in the T's need to be discussed.

At least one Congressman (Ryan) is trying to talk some sense. He is talking about cutting 67 Trillion from the budget. He may not have a perfect proposal, but at least it can make a difference about all of this debt. Do you agree or disagree and why?

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RobotLady

Asked by RobotLady at 6:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I agree with Ryan. We can do the hard stuff now or wait until it is to late.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:17 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • In all honesty I'd like to see everyone involved in federal government holding craft sales, car washes, bake sales and some lotteries, they could literally earn every cent.....lol....okay not practical but come on, it would be pretty darn amusing
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 6:19 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Ryan's proposals would ruin the economy . It is noteworthy that it will reward the rich while deprive those on low and middle incomes of healthcare and other necessities. . As I said in reply to a similar question, to deal with the deficit, economic growth must be restored first , then the deficit can gradually be reduced . Ryan has no method in his proposal for achieving the economic growthj he speaks of which simply will not happen with the deflationary program he is proposing . For a precedent . see the Great Depression of the 1030's
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 6:39 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Ryan's proposals would ruin the economy . It is noteworthy that it will reward the rich while deprive those on low and middle incomes of healthcare and other necessities. . As I said in reply to a similar question, to deal with the deficit, economic growth must be restored first , then the deficit can gradually be reduced . Ryan has no method in his proposal for achieving the economic growthj he speaks of which simply will not happen with the deflationary program he is proposing . For a precedent . see the Great Depression of the 1030's

    LMAO, you are so far out of touch with reality.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:10 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • For a precedent . see the Great Depression of the 1030's

    And then take a look at Obama.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:11 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • You are the one who is out of touch with reality Carpy . You just do not understand economics .
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 7:12 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • You are the one who is out of touch with reality Carpy . You just do not understand economics

    LMAO, ok
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I agree with the Ryan budget so far as I have read. We have to stop the level of spending. We, as a free market society, can't keep supporting our citizens as their sole means of support. We aren't set up to operate as a socialist society. Every socialist society has failed because you can't take but so much from the population and 'redistribute' it until there is nothing left to take. The population has to be independent of the gov't. The gov't was never intended to be the care-taker of the people. Econ 101 - if you spend more than you take in, you reduce your expenses. Our dem leadership wants to try to squeeze more and more our of the people who have less and less to give instead of reducing the expenditures.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 8:00 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • He's not talking sense if he's advocating tax cuts for corporations and the rich and whining about a deficit is the same breath (or fart if you'd rather 'cause he's talking out of his ass).
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 8:02 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Taxes. taxes, taxes. The elephant in the living room isn't going to shrink unless taxes are brought up for the wealthy. In between the 40's-80's the wealthy paid up to 91% and averaged about 70% throughout those years. And that era was by far the era where the middle class grew the most. Oh, and we need to quit invading other countries. Combine those two and the problem is solved
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 8:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

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