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To Hell With It, Let's Jump Off the Fiscal Cliff

coveyrise Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:34 AM
This is what the Democrats wanted just a year ago when they wanted to increase the Debt Ceiling so what are they whining about now? They didn't want to cut any spending last year except for Defense and they still don't, so what's the big deal? Just let 'em have what they asked for and live with it. If we aren't going to cut spending we need a lot more in taxes, not just from the evil rich. We aren't ever going to cut spending until Poor People have to start paying something in taxes anyway so let's start now. Maybe after a few years of everyone paying higher taxes and seeing that the deficit and debt is still going up they will realize that something has to be done.
coveyrise Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:39 AM
Do away with the Payroll Tax Holiday and let everyone start contributing to their own Social Security again. It's underfunded anyway so we should be paying more in. Increase everyone's contributions to Medicare. It's underfunded also so up the anti. If we're going to keep giving $167.5 million each year to the Endowment for the Arts and another $167.5 million to the Endowment for the Humanaties then we need to all pay more in taxes. If we're going to give $527 million to companies like Solyndra, then we need to pay more taxes. If we're going to give Egypt $2 Billion every year so they can burn our flag and allow attacks on our Embassy, we need to pay more taxes.

This is simple. We need to pay our bills.
Gayle__CO Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:53 AM
Yes, we need to pay for the chaos that will reign down upon us. We can't expect others to pay for our own demise. It's just not fair.
wdwrkr Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 12:25 PM
"We need to pay our bills. "

OR, we could cut spending on entities that are not constitutionally authorized; Endowment for the Arts, Endowment for the Humanaties, Solyndra, Egypt, etc...
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 4:05 PM
When the welfare rep. visited a woman, locally, he ticked off the names of the 10 dependent children, then, a little later, he was at another house, nearby, and ticked off the names of the needy and dependent kids. The exact same kids in each house. When observed doing this he cursed out the observer and told him to mind his own business. Obama's people in action.
We’ve all heard about the “fiscal cliff.” But what does it mean? The media won’t bother to explain it in any detail, and people aren’t looking it up on their own. So, a great many Americans think it’s a physical place, a vacation destination of some sort. I understand people are busy with their lives, but a majority of Americans just voted to re-elect President Obama, a man whose failed leadership created this harmonic convergence of economic mess that is the fiscal cliff. So I say, “To hell with it; let’s jump.”

President Obama is still in campaign mode, traveling...