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Vast Majority of Americans Want Spending Cuts

Bobzmcishl Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 9:18 PM
There is as much waste in the private sector as the public sector and possibly more. Just look at health care where the administrative costs are way lower than in the private sector. I have worked in the public and private sectors and in government they find a way to do with a lot less than in private sector. If the private sector were so efficient they wouldn't need massive subsidies and tax breaks from Uncle Sam. We have massive corporate welfare in the U.S. and both political parties just look the other way.
Frank568 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 6:06 AM
My Harvard professor in 1970 said that of every dollar going to the federal government only 70 cents goes to where it is intended, with the state government 80 cents goes where intended, and with the local government 90 cents goes to where it is intended. Those models probably haven't changed much but it goes to show that the farther away from the tax payers the less is spent as intended.

The fiscal cliff deal reached yesterday with $41 in tax hikes for every $1 in spending cuts is far from what the majority of Americans looking for a balanced approach wanted according to a new Rasmussen Report. 

Despite the last-minute “fiscal cliff” dramatics in Washington, D.C., voters aren’t surprised by the outcome. A month ago, most voters said significant spending cuts were unlikely. Voters at that time were looking for a deal to reduce the budget deficit that included more spending cuts than tax hikes, but they expected the finished deal to emphasize tax increases instead.