Next in line is voting on whether or not to raise the debt limit. Are you firm on not raising, raising or raising with firm stipulations?
Answer by vbruno at 3:18 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 3:30 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
We have raised the debt limit 4 times since 2008. That is twice a year. There should be some warning bells going off in someone's head about this. I know we have raised it in the past. In fact, since 1962 it has been raised 74 times. But, it was just raised in we will hit the limit in less than 5 weeks from now. This is the clue that there is too much money being spent and on what? Do what has to be done in the short term with the strong stipulations on how to begin lowering it at some point in the future. There has to be a thought that we will be getting this under control and start returning to a place of financial stability.
Answer by jesse123456 at 3:42 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Raise the spending limit, with a time limit and a complete overhaul of the tax system, with the first thing being taxing the wealthiest portion of our citizens at a much higher rate
The top 1% already pay 33% of the bill. Why not revamp the tax system so that everyone pays something in and everyone is vested in taking care of this country instead of the country taking care of them. The bottom 50% pays between 3% and 4%. If you keep going back to the 'top 1%' well, how long do you think they will have money to pay? It is a selfish way to keep from paying taxes.
Answer by jesse123456 at 3:47 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by foreverb3 at 3:52 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by sopranomommy at 4:47 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 4:48 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:49 PM on Apr. 10, 2011
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