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Are these two options mutually exclusive?

This is from a silly 10 question quiz that helps you decide who you should vote for. The last question was:

The best way to improve the American economy is:

A) Investing in technology, infrastructure, education, and worker training

B) Downsizing government, cutting taxes, and reducing regulation

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UpSheRises

Asked by UpSheRises at 10:27 AM on Jul. 6, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • They shouldn't be mutually exclusive but many think they are.

    There ought to be option C) combination of the above.

    Reduce wasteful spending and regulation, cut taxes and invest what we do spend on technology, infrastructure, education and training. :) How about less money spent on pork barrel projects and more spent on things that make a different. I used to work for a company with large government contracts. Spending peaks in the 3rd fiscal quarter because that's fiscal year end of the Feds. If Dept A was budgeted $x dollars but does not spend it, they risk not getting it in their budget the following year. They will spend money on tons of crap no one really needs just to be sure they use what is in their budget line items. Like Dept A *could* go without upgrading everyone to the latest iPad 2, but they won't because they need to spend the budget line item for new tech.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:33 AM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • I'm going with "B."

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 12:07 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • They shouldn't be... but let's say we go with option "B" and then add tax incentives for companies that do "A."
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:28 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • I say B
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 3:33 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • B is what Reagan did and his  policies are what started the US on the road to decimating our manufacturing base. When you produce nothing and export little, your economy (job base) is FOREVER negatively impacted. 


    A smart nation (hey we're #1, right), would learn to successfully combine more than 1 approach-


    NOT mutually exclusive if compromise is present, OP.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 3:55 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

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