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Reminder: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Federal Spending Cuts

Lars795 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 4:30 AM
Cutting spending, fairly easy. But you have to battle the idiots that want stupid things. We do not need to spend on "Obamaphones" just as we do not need to pay a farmer to not plant a crop. Out of that $168 per day to food stamp recipients, most of that is government waste, the average person, if they ate three meals a day at a fast food place, would spend $20. Add in $2 for water/milk a day and now it is $22, add in necessaries like toilet paper, we bring it to $25. We can double it with government costs to be $50 per recipient per day. There are TONS of areas that can be cut, we can cut the budget by 50%, still pay out SSI to those that paid into it, along with the same for Medicare (remember that also was paid for by those workers.
Lars795 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 4:46 AM
Someone working at minimum wage, forty hours a week, after taxes will bring home about $1,156 per month. With everything factored in, someone that chooses not to work should only receive benefits worth 70% of that. Of course I am sure crime will rise because you'll have those that do not want to work and take from those that do, simple, jail; of course if it is violent or uses a weapon, then death. And jail needs to be a place where one does NOT want to go to.

Actual real emergency care for illegals only, and when done, deportation. Automatic deportation when caught, no going to the bank, no selling your car or telling your family (unless you want them with you).

So many cuts can be done, unions, etc will not like them.
annfan_777 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 5:54 AM
Democrats won't cut a dime - spending and taxes will go up to pay for the waste, fraud and abuse that our government is famous for. Your ideas are fine, but they could only be enacted with a conservative majority in both houses of Congress, sustained for several election cycles.

But by all means, let's keep obsessing over tax increases on rich people, which would take care of roughly eight percent of this year's federal deficit -- at best.   Let's take a peek at the data itself, then discover how Politico chose to boil it down into a narrative-driving headline:

Your headline? "Battleground Poll: Hike Taxes on the Rich."  Don't get me wrong; there is no...