Well they say our nation will go broke in a few years,and they want to start cutting. One is medicare for those that make to much.What programs do you think the Government should cut?
Posts: 11378 | From: toledo .ohio | Registered: Mar 2000
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I think a "cut" to any number of "programs" would only result in very short-term (if any) savings.
I favor elimination or a crippling paring-back of multiple federal agencies / departments:
Agriculture Education Energy Health & Human Services Homeland Security Housing and Urban Development
Much of what remains after this could be further consolidated by cutting / merging redundant agencies.
After the trash is carried out, initiate 5% across-the-board annual cuts to all remaining agencies, effective until the federal budget drops below 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), where it is to remain, in perpetuity, unless military conflict necessitates more temporary revenues.
OK, that was a pleasant dream...
Posts: 2467 | From: Top Secret Michigan FEMA Camp | Registered: Jan 2001
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Doc, if they EVER "cut" anything, the whole nation will faint!
You Cut out the TOP people first. That's what Obama says, so I agree with him. Let's start with these cuts:
CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT AND ALL OTHER WORKERS IN GOVERNMENT WHO SERVE ANY ADMINISTRATION ARE TEMP WORKERS. NO OTHER COMPANY GIVES PENSIONS, OR OTHER PERKS LIKE OUR CONGRESS AND PRESIDENT HAVE, SO WHY SHOULD THEY GET THEM? CUT THE SALARY OF THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS - DO WHAT OBAMA SUGGESTS - PAY FOR PERFORMANCE ACCORDING TO THE PEOPLE'S WISHES
AID TO OTHER COUNTRIES
ALL GOVERNMENT UNIONS AND THEIR PENSIONS FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, AND MAKE IT RETROACTIVE TO THE FIRST OF 2010
MAKE GOVERNMENT UNIONS ILLEGAL
CUT EVERY SINGLE PORK EVER PRESENTED RETROACTIVELY
USELESS AND REDUNDANT AGENCIES
CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT MUST PAY FOR THEIR OWN CARS, THEIR OWN GAS, AND PLANES AS WELL.
CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE, AND PUT THEM ON THE VERY SAME SYSTEM THEY DEVISED FOR US.
WELFARE - RETURN IT TO ITS ORIGINAL PURPOSE
ALL ILLEGAL ALIEN AID
MAKE SOCIAL SECURITY PRIVATIZED FOR THOSE UNDER 40 - 45 YEARS OLD, AND PARTIALLY FOR THOSE OVER 45.
NO MORE FUNDING FOR USELESS AND NON-ESSENTIAL AND HIGH PRICED ITEMS
ENVIRONMENTALISTS - ALL
LIMIT FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC, AND FULLY INVESTIGATE THEM FOR FRAUD SINCE THEIR INCEPTION
This is just a START. You cut all of the above out immediately, and think how much money we would have. We would probably have enough money to pay off the debt plus.
-------------------- America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves - ABRAHAM LINCOLN Posts: 10202 | From: USA | Registered: Jan 2001
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