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A Fiscal Fitness Plan for Washington

SMyles Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:51 AM
The column is mostly meaningless puff. Keep their promises yada yada. Sure. Promises like "continuing to fund pell grants" " more money for infrastructure". No thanks. At least your right about the enormous defense spending needing to be cut. I'm with you there. I say we do that right after we end welfare and medicaid.
SMyles Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 9:53 AM
Social Security is a different animal. People were forced to pay into a ponzi scheme. They are entitled to their money back with interest.

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...