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The 2 Cent Budget Fix

samplin Wrote: Jan 27, 2013 10:52 AM
Since my husband and I receive about 3K in Soc Sec that would be 60 dollars on the entitlement. But since the soc sec benefit is taxed as income, that would be another 60 dollars or 120 dollars. What about medicare?

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...