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The 2 Cent Budget Fix

M444ss Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 12:40 PM
2-cents doesn't = 2% unless you only make a dollar. Even if Congress did pass a shared sacrifice bill, there's no way the money would be used for anything except more spending. I don't beleive for a second the additonal revenue would be used to pay down the federal debt. And, gosh, the author seems to have missed the definition of "fair share." There's nothing fair about shared sacrifice. After all, it's no sacrifice for people who have more than they deserve to give some of it to the common good. Those evil rich (or richer than average) people aren't entitled to keep what's theirs when others haven't earned similar fortunes. Right?
Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:24 PM
"2-cents doesn't = 2% unless you only make a dollar."

Read the article again. He said 2 cents on the dollar which is also 2%

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...