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Arguing with Liberals: Our Massive Deficit "Isn't a Product of Spending"

coveyrise Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 3:40 PM
Pass the debt ceiling increase for two years with the understanding that it will not happen again without a budget set on cutting spending to balance the budget. The cuts can come from discretionary spending like not spending $2.2 Billion per year to support Amtrac which nobody rides or $167 million on the National Endowment for the Arts and so on or it can come from Entitlement Reform but regardless of where it comes from DEFICITS during Peace Time are over.
coveyrise Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 3:42 PM
The Tax Holiday on paying Social Security Payments was stupid. Social Security was already in trouble and this is money you get back when you retire if it were properly invested. To not fund it only make the probem worse. If anything we need to increase the payments and invest the money. If you put 15% of your income into any annunity fund it would pay you 3 to 4 times what you will draw from Social Security and never touch the principal.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 3:57 PM
OMG! What's next? Cut NPR?

On CNBC last night, I participated in a discussion about America's debt and debt ceiling problems -- which are inextricably linked, despite the Left's bizarre insistence that they're two separate and distinct issues.  I made the overtly partisan statement that Republicans are the only political actors in Washington who are even remotely serious about dealing with the debt crisis -- and the Democrat on the panel seemed determined to prove me right.  Most of the fireworks came toward the end of the exchange, when Democratic strategist Mark Hannah decided to go the full hack. He began by attacking House Republicans...