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Federal Spending Can Be Mitt’s Issue

D G Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 9:00 AM
Obama's proposed FY 2013 Budget had $3.8 Trillion in it. Divide that by 310 million Americans. Divide by 12 months. The result is about $1,000 per person. Tax each person $1,000 per to balance the budget. No exceptions form new-born babies through the elderly.
Arley2 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 10:01 AM
I have a better idea.

DON'T SPEND THE 3.8 TRILLION.
David482 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 9:44 AM
D G, that's $1,000 a "month" per person, or $12,000 year. Assuming that only half of our population are paying taxes, that's $24,000 year per tax payer.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST

Are you willing to spend $2,675 a month to support the federal government? Would you choose to invest $32,100 every year to pay for the services Washington provides for you?

That's the principal question the voters will decide in this election cycle, and the one challenge that could win the White House for Mitt Romney.

Unfortunately, his compulsively cautious campaign hasn’t yet raised the issue with appropriate force and clarity, leaving the current debate on economic issues unfocused and indecisive. The Republican candidate and his advisers should recalibrate their pitch...