Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!
Yankee, Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!
ive got 99 problems and an 18 page thread aint one. this is fantastic
It's amazing which topics bring us together and which topics divide the masses.
One of the Democrats plans was to cut 4 trillion out of the budget while raising 1.4 trillion in revenues by tax code changes. Closing loopholes, lowering overall tax rates but limiting deductions.
We have a revenue problem because Bush cut taxes while spending like a drunken liberal sailor on shore leave. Cutting taxes is reducing revenue. That is the single biggest revenue problem in this equation at 1.8 trillion. The other problems, in order, are The 2 wars 1.4 trillion, 2008 stimulus 708b, Non defence discretionary spedning (creation of Dept. of Homeland Security, etc) 608 billion. Tarp bailout 224b, Medicare part D expansion 180b. totalling 5 trillion
Obama has spent 1.44 trillion, 711b simulus, 278 non defence discretionary spending, 425b, tax cuts in stimulus, 15b healthcare reform entitlement changes.
We are in this mess because politicians failed to reduce spending while they were reducing taxes. The politicians in charge at the time where Republicans, who cut revenues while spending. Republicans were also the party that told us that deficits don't matter and voted repeatedly to raise the debt ceiling without much debate. And Boehner and McConnell, the republican leaders in this debate where there going along with it.
We have never cut taxes during a time of war until now. If you don't know why now, you never will.
On another note, I don't know how education got on this thread, education is, for the most part, a local issue, not a federal issue. And union/tenured teachers fair no better or worse than right to work states when you look at state rankings on education.
we actually resolved our differences on education,but,it came up because christie's the education reform,health benefits and pension reform jerk people want for president