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It's the Spending, Stupid!

Jeff2422 Wrote: Dec 19, 2012 3:16 PM
You don't have to listen to liberals to be amused by the spending jargon. The best one is always the use of the word "cut". One hears this word constantly in many forms. CUTS, CUTTING, and CUT, CUT, and more CUTS. One would think that spending this year will be less than last year, and less the next year. Oh my! What will granny do when they cut her check?! In fact, they are ONLY talking about "reducing" the rate of growth, they are not "cutting" anything. Even Paul Ryan's plan would leave us with nearly $20 trillion in debt after 4 years. They take us for morons, and unfortunately too many people are. And so it goes.
bearcub Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 3:30 AM
Ryans plan left us with huge debts because he is not very smart. There are many ways to reduce debt - but simply cutting govt is not the way - you have to do many things - and do them in the correct way. GWB tax cuts did not create growth - spending on 2 wars did not either - it matters WHAT you cut and it matters WHAT you spend on. Ryan did not understand finance, global economics, or much else - thank god he deosnt' have more power - he is not too swift.
Simon9 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 6:48 PM
You're right, Ryan's plan didn't go nearly far enough and leaves us with huge debts created by both parties. It takes real hacking at the roots of the problem to get this beast under control. We had a chance with Ron Paul who would seriously have cut spending but not enough people could connect the dots and as a nation we blew it. And now we're screwed.

But if you think tax cuts (serious ones) don't increase investment and production and therefore revenue, you need to find a libertarian who will explain it to you. Make sure you actually listen.
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...