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A Fiscal Fitness Plan for Washington

msalmon Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 10:25 AM
Please Most Americans are not ready for the hard choices. Even the Tea Party when polled says no cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The spending will continue until the world stops lending us money and printing causes the economy to collapse. If Americans were serious about reducing government spending, conservatives would control all the Congress and the Executive. Harry Reid says no reduction in entitlements, Nancy Pelosi (most of her caucus is needed to override a veto) says no problem after all unemployment payments stimulate the economy.

The U.S. has spent its way into a $16 trillion national debt that is threatening its economic health. Bankrupting America's Gretchen Hamel has five principles that can help get the U.S. economy back on track.

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From Townhall Magazine's December feature, "A Fiscal Fitness Plan for Washington" by Gretchen Hamel:

First, and mostly importantly, elected officials should keep their promises and listen to the voters. It’s easier said than done, but think about members of the two previous Congresses and where many...