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Initial post: May 2, 2012 9:18:29 AM PDT
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Posted on May 2, 2012 9:21:39 AM PDT
Elect Obama again, slowly grow the economy, slowly grow the tax rates on Americans who can afford it, institute a higher gas tax, and a national VAT (small at first)...cut Some Medicare and SS by raising the eligibility age 2 years...

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:24:45 AM PDT
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Posted on May 2, 2012 9:35:50 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:38:39 AM PDT
reply to freedom4all's post:

no
growth is a failed strategy

all systems saturate
ours has done so already

we have too many people
will never have enough jobs
people breed faster than jobs can be created

we need some radical solutions
the old tired failed grow out of it wont work anymore

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:44:32 AM PDT
VRWC says:
Sorry whomper, I'm all for freezing government spending but you have no idea what cancelling our debt would bring about.... how many jobs dependent upon trade that you don't even think of as dependent on trade.... would go away.

How many retirees would lose all savings with the collapse of the bond market.... and the stock market would vaporize.

It would make the Great Depression look like a picnic.

Let's freeze gov't spending now, reform the corporate tax code with lower rates and zero loopholes, cut a couple thousand pointless government programs, introduce consumer pressure on pricing of health care, eliminate defined benefit pensions for NEW government employees in favor of defined contribution and then allow growth to do its thing.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:49:37 AM PDT
reply to VRWC's post:

nothing would go away but debt

everything continues as before - just no debt

people keep working
stuff gets made
people pay cash instead of borrowing

we may need to have float or bridge loans until settlement time
but no large long term debt ever again

luke 14:28
if you dont got the money first dont do the project at all

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:49:49 AM PDT
TucsonCoyote says:
Cut the House Representatives, Senators salaries and benefits in half. This would be a `make everyone feel good' measure. End the expensive and misguided "war on drugs". Get out of Afghanistan and forbid any future wars on foreign soil. Rebuild America infrastructure using American workers. If we don't have enough wielders etc., train new ones. No more pork, no exceptions.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:51:52 AM PDT
reply to VRWC's post:

freezing spending to the level of income less 5% to pay off the debt with
would be a good start. with luck the debt is gone in a generation. faster as the economy would boom without the govt waste.

allocate the actual income to its best uses
and then just stop
no more handouts from borrowed money to buy voters by running up the debt

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Posted on May 2, 2012 9:52:54 AM PDT
Grim says:
whomp--
How about we revoke all corporate charters and require every business to abide by the same laws that govern citizens?

Posted on May 2, 2012 9:58:43 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2012 10:11:39 AM PDT
1.) Fix the banking industry/Wall Street once and for all. Dodd-Frank do not go far enough.
2.) Eliminate lobbyists/PAC groups.
3.) VAT is a good idea...would help with unfair foreign trade advantages.
4.) Enforce illegal immigration laws.
5.) Pass a health care law that benefits citizens, not insurance companies.
6.) Reduce defence and stop being the world's police force.
7.) Term limits and/or salary caps for politicians.
8.) Eliminate pork spending.
9.) Balance the budget.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 9:59:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2012 9:59:49 AM PDT
VRWC says:
"nothing would go away but debt"

I'm afraid that isn't true.... what would vanish would be trust.

Bad enough that the government broke the law in order to steal GM from its proper owners.... GM bond holders.... and deliver ownership to the unions.

Break the trust with both government bond and dollar holders and the whole shebang collapses.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:01:36 AM PDT
That works too...for now...

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:08:31 AM PDT
reply to VRWC's post:

no

trust would be restored
the dollar woudl ahve stable value again

govt cant inflate away our savings to keep spending on nonsense

banks would have to start over with tight regulations to stop their gambling while we buy them the chips
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