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The 2 Cent Budget Fix

Jeff2201 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 11:56 PM
...what an incredible concept. But I have given up believing this or any other reasonable solution will happen. I have told my children, nothing will change significantly because it is human nature. We will just keep putting band aids on the wagon until it completely collapses. Besides, I've taken to reading Paul Krugman lately and no longer worry about the deficits, or the debt (...Dr Strangelove, or how I learned to quit worrying and love the debt). I now believe within the next decade we will witness a sea change on the order of the American Revolution, the Civil War, or WWII, only as each of those events was greater than the other so too will this. The fourth turning...the question is, how to prepare?

The president could break the logjam in Washington and move toward a solution of all budgetary problems if he merely asked every American to contribute 2 cents.

No, this isn’t some far-fetched science-fiction scheme, like beating the debt ceiling by minting two platinum coins valued at a trillion dollars each.

It’s a practical, patriotic, down-to-earth solution that might enable Barack Obama to assemble a bipartisan coalition, finally transcending the petty bickering he pledged to end when he first campaigned for president five years ago.

Americans have begun to realize that the nation’s crushing debt threatens their own economic survival. In a...