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Where are All the Customers? And Where’s Their Money?

gandreasen Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 12:41 PM
40% of every Gov spent dollar is borrowed. The only way to balance the budget is to raise taxes to cover that 40%, and then they will just spend more. We're screwed.
Mark1963 Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 6:43 PM
Wrong" Cut, [and eliminate some] Taxes. Cut Spending, first by eliminating useless duplication of Programs between multiple government Agencies.

Next, Honer the Tenth Amendment, and return all Powers presently wielded by D.C., not specifically given, nor specifically restricted form them to he States, and or to the People.

Then, return Congress to being a part-time Legislature, as the Framers intended.

And Most important of All, Pass a Balanced budget Amendment, so that Congress and the President must live on a Balanced Budget at all Times.

There's the Common Sense, balanced approach that's needed.

If only the same "Sense" was "Common" to King Barack and his Parliament.
karpe diem Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 9:49 PM
the obummer is doing exactly that, and that is why everyone is hordring money not spending as much. we are, in the words of Mrs. Thatcher, running out of other people's money. we will be like Greece in no time, but obamacare is not yet in effect, wait till it hits this country.
geotay Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 1:40 PM
No. The government needs to get out of the regulation and over-taxing business and let the free market create jobs. That will generate more revenue into the Treasury than they will ever get from taxation.
KPar Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 2:29 PM
The government "needs to". When's that going to happen? We ARE screwed.

Here's an interesting story from Friday regarding sales at Walmart that just came my way: Wal-Mart Executives Sweat Slow February Start in E-Mails.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had the worst sales start to a month in seven years as payroll-tax increases hit shoppers already battling a slow economy, according to internal e-mails obtained by Bloomberg News.

"In case you haven’t seen a sales report these days, February MTD sales are a total disaster,” Jerry Murray, Wal-Mart’s vice president of...