How many of these politicians who want to slash right now allowed some farmers to get over 250K in govt. payments for their crops?
These things are now structural that have to be changed. We never should have had them when we were fighting two wars and leveraging the economy. It made for a false economy that we are now paying for. At least the little old lady down the street or the next town over is being threatened by it.
I would say there is a lot of government over spending. The right thing to do is to take it out of the budget competently instead of just putting it on the nation's credit card with China. We shouldn't have perennial budget deficits. It shows that our leaders like the credit card too much.
I like the idea of sitting up a bipartisan/nonpartisan commission like the base closing commission-- that delves into all government spending- looking for waste- and makes recommendations of programs to cut or totally eliminate-- and all the Congress can do is vote yea or nea on each recommendation with no amendments or changes allowed....
OT, did you forget that a bipartisan commission just did that? obama ignored his "hand-picked" group.
Task Force Releases Deficit Recovery Plan
Nov 18, 2010
WASHINGTON—A bold plan that aims to reduce the federal deficit $7 trillion dollars by 2020 was released today by an influential group of former politicians, public policymakers, and thinkers.
Restoring America’s Future, a plan focused on restoring the country’s financial health, was released today by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force.
The Bush tax cuts will expire at the end of 2012. That was the deal that was made. The revenue from those tax cuts coming to an end are already worked into the equation.
Did you want them raised again?
I think we should start taxing loud-mouthed Canadiens that have a bloated opinion of themselves.
How is providing information "having a bloated opinion of themselves"?
According to some of the debaters on C-Span there are many millionaires who want their taxes raised. They evidently feel obligated to do something to help. One politician had a list of 200.
I'm sure now that Soros has "retired" from the Hedge fund management game, he'll donate some of his hard earned money.
After suggesting that regulations needed to be tightened/expanded, he is now saying he is getting out of the Hedge Funds, because of the regulations.