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Fixing the Fiscal Cliff Will Hasten Entitlement Crisis

Frank1802 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 11:16 AM
America please listen to me very carefully. I am not an American citizen and therefore do not have a vote in the US, so how am I qualified or have the right to comment. Well as to the latter, I am married to an American woman, my eldest daughter is married to an American and they have three of my five grandchildren. My wife and I have a home in Ohio so I feel that I have a right to comment. As to my qualification to do so, I am a citizen of a nation in which the welfare system got totally out of control thanks to a Political Party that, like the Democrats in the US, used Tax payer money to pander to sections of the electorate in order to get re-elected, in short they bought the election. I mean of course the UK.
Frank1802 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 11:23 AM
It is a fact that there is need, both in the US and the UK, it is also true, especially in the UK that an increasing number play the system as the Leftist Labour Party expanded welfare exponentially as have the Democrats. The Democrats want fairness, that is Labour's mantra too, and it is my aspiration but when the solution sought is so totally skewed against one section of the community then it cannot, by definition, be fair. The top 1% of Americans pay 40% of ALL Federal Income Tax, 90% of it is paid by less than 50% since 47% of Americans pay NO Federal Income Tax at all yet in all likely hood take the majority of whatever welfare there is.
Frank1802 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 11:29 AM
In the UK we reached a point where there are families with three generations who have NEVER held a job and NEVER made a contribution to the exchequer at all, we also have immigrants and asylum seekers living in very expensive houses on a thing called housing benefit in central London costing us tens of thousands of dollars per family to the tax payer. Yet when the present Government try to reduce that they are called fascists and racists and scrooge and many epithets much worse. When a nation reaches a point where 60% of the population are supported by 40% whilst failing to contribute themselves then that is unsustainable.
Frank1802 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 11:33 AM
Of course the Left will never acknowledge that, just as Soros and Trumpka will not acknowledge that any increase in business costs for a business gets passed on to the consumer. The alternative is to absorb the cost, and this is usually done by cutting costs via layoffs. Ask the workers at Twinkie, or ask the workers Walmart lay off if the cretin Soros gets his way. You may not have won in the election but the fight is NOT over, for the sake of your nation and your children you MUST continue to fight.
The coming fiscal cliff's mix of tax hikes and spending cuts are projected to seriously hamper economic growth over the next two years, and Congressional leaders would be wise to negotiate fixes for the problems. One of the more popular potential fixes, however, is only going to hasten the coming entitlement crisis by worsening the finances of Social Security.

A one-year extension of the employee-side payroll tax cut was passed in December of 2011. It's scheduled to lapse along with the other fiscal cliff policies in 2012. This is a particularly popular tax cut because it goes by and large...