Can the U.S. deficit and debt problems be solved without increasing taxes?

  • Yes It can

    They can fix this rather obscure debt if we hadn't been spending so much money on our unneeded military and army. We spend far to much according to this, we spend well over x10 then any nation around the world on our so called "army" but it's not even an army it's a massacre that is not needed at all.

  • The U.S. deficit and debt can be solved without increasing taxes.

    Increasing taxes is only a temporary way of addressing the problems, and one that will spiral down into worse problems, not permanently solving the debt or deficit issues. There are much better ways that actually work when it comes to solving the U.S. debt and deficit. The primary issue is the national growth. Economic growth needs to be stimulated, so that the nation no longer needs to borrow, and may eventually even reach a surplus.

  • Certainly

    You can increase revenues by lowering taxes and growing the economy. This, coupled with drastic spending cuts, will balance the budget. This was proven with the Bush tax cuts. 2007 ended up being the best fiscal year for the United States, revenue wise. Mitt Romney's tactic is one of the most genius ideas I have heard. It will be the answer to eliminating the deficit.

  • Simple Fact Bitches

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  • Taxes must be raised to pay the debt

    One of the points George Washington touched on in his final speech as president, was the payment of national debts. In so many words he said it's ok to take on debt for wars and lean economic times, but that it must be paid back through taxes in prosperous times. We are in a time of record low taxes, and we need to get our deficit down, and begin to make a dent at the debt.

  • Increase taxes for the rich.

    I don't get why people don't want the wealthy to pay more and the middle/lower class pay less. Isn't that something the right wing should support? The several very wealthy who's businesses have been saved my bailouts, i.e. the nation's wealthy, i.e. middle and lower class tax payers. Taxes are at a low since the 1950's, and any way of decreasing the deficit should and will have to include a tax increase. A tax increase on the wealthy. Most people who are posting on this website are most likely apart of the 95% of hardworking Americans who may work multiple jobs, and long hours. We coddle the ultra wealthy expecting them to bring prosperity to the rest of us. No. Never will happen.

  • The U.S. Cannot Save Its Way to a Balanced Budget

    It is not possible to eliminate the U.S. deficit without increasing taxes. Most of the Ryan proposed budget reductions affect working-class Americans, who actually spend their income to meet their daily living expenses. Cuts would not just eliminate funds that might go directly to some program beneficiaries, they also eliminate the jobs of the people who serve those programs. The result is a reduction in the number of people who might be considered middle class. The combined result is an even greater reduction in the amount of money in circulation in the U.S. economy.
    A look at nations such as Ireland, Spain and other responsible European economies should be proof to the United States that austerity alone does not strengthen a national economy.
    Taxes and fees are necessary to support the "Common Good". Bridges are failing, roads are in poor repair and free education is not free. Taxes to support the services that support our economy should be a reasonable expectation of the American public. And a progressive tax structure is also a reasonable part of such a solution.

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