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steelmania75 Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:16 AM
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Budget Puzzle: You Solve The Deficit
Edited on Fri Feb-25-11 11:20 AM by steelmania75
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinrev...

Give it a go, I solved it through cuts on defense and tax increases on the wealthy. Go figure.
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:22 AM
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1. Me too!
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:23 AM
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2. It ain't rocket science...
WHEN will the PTB do the right thing...?

oh yea, they have too much stock in those things, don't they?
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:24 AM
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3. I did it! I solved the deficit!
:woohoo:

Cut defense and increase taxes on the wealthy is a winning combination!
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steelmania75 Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:25 AM
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4. It had this thing where you would Cap Medicare Growth starting at 2013, which would supposedly
save over 560 billion dollars, I found that to be a bit exaggerated and a good explanation wasn't really given.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:25 AM
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5. I created a $159 billion surplus for 2015 with 70% coming from tax increases and
30% from cutting the military. Eliminated any deficit for 2030.
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steelmania75 Donating Member (836 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:26 AM
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6. Also, it had two options on Iraq and Afghanistan, one to bring down troops to either 60,000 or
30,000 by the middle of the decade. How about a BRING THEM ALL HOME NOW! option? I'd figure that would save hundreds of billions of dollars.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:30 AM
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7. taxes for middle and rich go back to 2000. close loop holes for corp and rich
penalize those, prosecute those that are not paying their taxes. regulate wall street and banks. tax incentive to companies that employee within country.

stop iraq
stop afghanistan
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 11:31 AM
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8. oh, i am suppose to go someone and do a test or something? ah well.... gave my plan here.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 12:13 PM
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9. that software has bugs. Checking and unchecking gives inconsistent results.
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 12:27 PM
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10. it's AMAZING
Edited on Fri Feb-25-11 12:29 PM by pansypoo53219
what raising taxes on the rich can do.

they are starting to cut the muscle of govt. there is little more cutting should be done.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 12:27 PM
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11. Tax the rich.
Hell, soak the rich.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 01:15 PM
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12. You don't even need to cut military that much
end the wars and tax the rich seems to get rid of the debt. It's amazing!
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 01:39 PM
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13. $263 billion surplus for 2015, in 5 minutes. Boom!

Military cut, tax increases for the wealthy, and an end to farm subsidies...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinrev...
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jtrockville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 02:50 PM
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14. It really is just that simple.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 02:53 PM
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15. Cut defence, increase taxes on the wealthy, and make Republicans do manual labor at union wages.
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jtrockville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 03:00 PM
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16. Oh, and why is SS on there?
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-25-11 03:04 PM
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17. I'll decline to play
But maybe it's there to show that cutting social security benefits doesn't do a thing to the budget?
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