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The 2 Cent Budget Fix

Richard1988 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 1:36 PM
It takes someone insane or totally out of touch with reality to think the liberals in charge of the government will cut spending. How would the buy their political offices if they cut back on the freebees?
Kibitzer Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:19 PM
If the House Republicans stand firm and refuse to go along with the appropriation of funds to enable the excessive spending, there is nothing the liberals/progressives can do about it, and they would be forced to agree with lower spending levels or be responsible for a shut down of the government.

I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for this simple solution to happen.

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...