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Should the U.S. prioritize tax increases over spending cuts?

  • Yes. I believe that we have to take responsibility for our country's past debts.

    In our nation's history, when we went to war, the patriotic thing to do was to pay more taxes. Instead, President Bush and Congress passed major tax cuts. The people who utilize the government benefits and services worked hard to earn those benefits. Recipients of Medicare and Social Security in particular paid for the benefits already in their taxes. It would not be right to cut back government programs when every citizen has a responsibility to clean up our past mistakes.

  • Yes. I believe that we have to take responsibility for our country's past debts.

    In our nation's history, when we went to war, the patriotic thing to do was to pay more taxes. Instead, President Bush and Congress passed major tax cuts. The people who utilize the government benefits and services worked hard to earn those benefits. Recipients of Medicare and Social Security in particular paid for the benefits already in their taxes. It would not be right to cut back government programs when every citizen has a responsibility to clean up our past mistakes.

  • Yes-Both Are Important But It is a Question of Expediency

    Our country-that is the middle and lower classes-are suffering daily in numerous financial ways. Spending cuts are important, but the benefit of those will be reaped over the long term. Tax increases will create revenue much more quickly than spending cuts. And frankly, I don't feel that any program be scrutinized to undergo cuts when the teeniest percentage of the American population is not paying a reasonable and relative share of taxes.

  • No, we need a balance of both

    When it comes to personal finance, it is recommended to reduce spending over increasing income. This is because when you increase income without examining costs, it is very likely that your costs will eventually rise since you have a false sense of fluid income. We need to cut spending as well as make sure everyone is paying their fair share.


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