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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    And “conservatives” interviewed on the street want lower taxes, by eliminating federal employee salaries and benefits, BUT, don’t reduce defense spending, don’t reduce Social Security, Medicare, education, or any program they might benefit from personally, like well, ANY government program!


    Like Rick Perry who couldn’t name “agency three” he’d eliminate, only about 1%, at best, of “conservatives”, including the TEA TIMERS in Congress, have any clue how government works, or where the waste really occurs: Contracting!

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Forget about that Farmers Assurance Provision in the budget that gives Monsanto a free pass from government prosecution.

  3. Adrian Snare

    Adrian Snare said, about 1 year ago

    The man on the street really knows little…and less of government.
    Its my opinion that ….
    Defense? No. would become a yes with some good info..
    social security? No. When this was enacted , the death age (average) was just pushing 60 !
    Honestly, the retirement age could be upper to 67 for a great many of us…NOT all of us.
    And how many are aware that the tax rate on the rich was at 90% after WW2…
    Wars are the primary cause of the deficits., that and a serious recession, and a tax rate that was too low.

  4. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 1 year ago

    King is right. A wide plurality of people (something like 75%) said taxes should be cut and government should cut spending. But, no-one could agree to where to cut the spending. It’s almost laughable, if it wasn’t so sad. First thing that should be cut, however, is the duplicative programs the Simpson-Bowles commission found. That’ll save us 172$bn a year. It’s not much, but it’s a start. Then, eliminate programs that study duck wangs, or fund aid to the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt, the PPACA, or even oil subsidies.

    There are programs out there the US has no business paying, and I can’t justify why we are furloughing employees when these programs still exist. I don’t know why we aren’t reforming the biggest driver’s of our debt: Social Security and Medicare. Why is the discussion all about taxing (anyone) more and not about cutting waste and reforming programs to be more sustainable? People seem to think that government is the solution, but if everyone has a job instead of leaning on the government, they don’t need the government’s help.

  5. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, about 1 year ago

    The 2 biggest waste items in the federal budget that can never be cut are:

    Graft
    and
    Corruption.

  6. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    Link Please

  7. Wraithkin

    Wraithkin said, about 1 year ago

    Tigger, while not the interview King is using, here is an article extrapolating the same thing. People want to cut spending, but they can’t agree where.

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