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Cutting the Deficit

Xer
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4/12/2010 7:04:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
How was that interesting? The article was devoid of any meaningful policy talk.

I'd cut the deficit by drastically slashing spending and lowering taxes.
belle
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4/12/2010 7:06:26 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
it certain illustrates why we are in this mess to begin with. *insert cliche about cake*
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
FREEDO
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4/12/2010 7:06:54 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Defense spending is the main factor in accumulating our ridiculous debt. I say not only completely halt the current military spending but also sell a chunk off.
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4/12/2010 7:08:37 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
And stop all foreign aid as well. Not because it isn't a good thing but simply because we don't have the money for it.
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Reasoning
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4/12/2010 7:08:38 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Repudiate it.
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mongeese
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4/12/2010 7:09:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/12/2010 7:08:38 PM, Reasoning wrote:
Repudiate it.

And the dollar collapses, and with it, the world economy. Brilliant.
Ragnar_Rahl
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4/12/2010 7:11:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 4/12/2010 7:08:38 PM, Reasoning wrote:
Repudiate it.

It's deficit, not debt. You can't repudiate it. Hell, if you repudiate the debt, and then do nothing to cut spending, you wind up broke halfway through-- and your position as "supreme leader" is over. The next government will arrive in 6-8 weeks and tax the crap out of you.
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