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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 01:41 PM
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  -What are your best ideas for balancing the Federal budget? TheFarseer  Jan-17-10 01:17 PM   #0 
  - Cut the defense budget, Raise taxes on the rich. Impliment a carbon tax.  Odin2005   Jan-17-10 01:18 PM   #1 
  - I can't improve on this.  Cleita   Jan-17-10 01:19 PM   #2 
  - Cut defense budget, end the Empire, tax capital gains, tax the rich  anonymous171   Jan-17-10 01:20 PM   #3 
  - That's pretty much what I'm thinking  TheFarseer   Jan-17-10 01:29 PM   #9 
  - After scaling back the military. End subsidies for corporations.  WonderGrunion   Jan-17-10 01:23 PM   #4 
  - I'm not sure more regulation on business is a good idea.  TheFarseer   Jan-17-10 01:36 PM   #16 
     - I'm not talking about new regualtion.  WonderGrunion   Jan-17-10 01:44 PM   #21 
  - Further limit lobbyist/special interest power.  tridim   Jan-17-10 01:24 PM   #5 
  - Who do you define as a "special interest"?  ElmoBlatz   Jan-17-10 02:01 PM   #26 
  - Government owned business. Tax rate on profits would be 100 percent.  sharesunited   Jan-17-10 01:25 PM   #6 
  - Authoritarian "communism" is never a good idea. nt  anonymous171   Jan-17-10 01:26 PM   #7 
     - I don't favor seizing existing private business. I advocate the commencement of new enterprises.  sharesunited   Jan-17-10 01:30 PM   #10 
        - +1  Hansel   Jan-17-10 02:01 PM   #27 
  - How did Clinton do it?  Cosmocat   Jan-17-10 01:29 PM   #8 
  - Make the wealthy pay THEIR share of taxes! n/t  drdtroit   Jan-17-10 01:31 PM   #11 
  - hehe.  SammyWinstonJack   Jan-17-10 04:48 PM   #35 
  - The debt needs to come down. Nearly 20% of our tax dollars go to pay interest on our debt.  Hamlette   Jan-17-10 01:32 PM   #12 
  - worldwide jubilee  abelenkpe   Jan-17-10 02:02 PM   #28 
  - Why should the budget be balanced?  Warren Stupidity   Jan-17-10 01:32 PM   #13 
  - refer to post 11  TheFarseer   Jan-17-10 01:38 PM   #17 
     - There's not much we can do about that in the short term.  Zynx   Jan-17-10 01:48 PM   #22 
     - Oh I think reducing the debt service level would be good  Warren Stupidity   Jan-17-10 01:59 PM   #25 
  - A value added tax like we have in Canada. If you save your money and don't  applegrove   Jan-17-10 01:33 PM   #14 
  - Regressive taxation is not the answer. In fact it is never the answer.  anonymous171   Jan-17-10 01:34 PM   #15 
     - People who don't have money get government money back twice a year.  applegrove   Jan-17-10 01:41 PM   # 
     - +1000 nt  laughingliberal   Jan-17-10 01:41 PM   #20 
  - End the war on drugs  Hippo_Tron   Jan-17-10 01:39 PM   #18 
  - Raise the top two brackets to 45% and 40% respectively.  Zynx   Jan-17-10 01:40 PM   #19 
  - Scale way back on defense spending. Take some of the savings and invest them in jobs creation  laughingliberal   Jan-17-10 01:57 PM   #23 
  - It's quite obvious  ElmoBlatz   Jan-17-10 01:59 PM   #24 
  - you can raise taxes OR cut spending  TheFarseer   Jan-17-10 04:45 PM   #34 
  - Tax those who've ripped off the US Treasury.  Octafish   Jan-17-10 02:04 PM   #29 
  - Raiding the repug bank accounts  lame54   Jan-17-10 02:04 PM   #30 
  - Deactivate one aircraft carrier strike group.  Doc_Technical   Jan-17-10 02:07 PM   #31 
  - End the wars, raise taxes, seize the corporations.  timeforpeace   Jan-17-10 02:55 PM   #32 
  - In addition to the excellent suggestions already mentioned, why not  Atticus   Jan-17-10 03:32 PM   #33 
  - 1.5% transaction tax on ALL financial transactions: currency exchanges, overnight fed funds, etc..  Kip Humphrey   Jan-17-10 04:52 PM   #36 
  - Improving the economy --nothing else we do would be as effective  CreekDog   Jan-17-10 04:52 PM   #37 
  - These ideas are all well and good (and quite good in most cases)  kentauros   Jan-17-10 05:29 PM   #38 
 

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