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It's the Spending, Stupid!

Illbay Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 8:57 AM
Well, now, you see, Boehner's gonna get tough. He's gonna get WRITTEN COMMITMENTS - WRITTEN! - from the Democrats promising that at some point they will take a serious look at spending reductions, before he agrees to raising the debt ceiling again. And boy, you better believe the NEXT time he's gonna really be mad if they want to increase the debt limit again! He will wave those written commitments around like Chamberlain did the Munich Agreement he got Hitler to sign.
Roy323 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:07 AM
Chris-You are 100% correct-When the 3rd/4th Generation Welfare folks find their "freebies" greatly reduced (or completely eliminated) then some of US (Jack too perhaps) will have to bite the bullet when there is NO MONEY to TAX! And the "bite the bullet" may be more than a trashy "saying" inasmuch as some people (ME) WILL protect what s mine!
Texas Chris Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 9:19 AM
Eventually there will be spending cuts. Because either the government will collapse, or the currency will.
Listening to progressive media pundits, I'd think the most evil man in the universe is Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform. His crime? He heads a movement that asks political candidates to pledge not to raise taxes.

I think Grover accomplished a lot. But I wish he'd convinced politicians to pledge not to increase spending.

President Obama says raising taxes to cut the deficit is a "balanced" approach.

Balanced ...

But what's "balanced" about raising taxes after vast increases in spending? Trillions for war, Medicare, "stimulus" and solar panels. Tax receipts rose -- after tax-rate cuts -- from $1.9...