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Business as usual in Washington D.C.

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    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    Once again the president and congress have ignored the desires of the voters and agreed on a stimulus package.  It is a agreement to extend the present tax levels, without paying for them.  Extending unemployment benefits without paying for them.  Give several members pet projects and extending subsidies without paying for them.  This is another giant step to bankruptcy for this nation.  They ignore the reality and attempt to postpone the inevitable if we continue on this course.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image62
      Jim Hunterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Most of what you wrote is dead on.

      But one thing doesn't make sense.

      Why would you have to pay for extending current tax rates?

      Here's a novel idea.

      Government spends less than what it takes in.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's not novel. Grover Norquist has been hawking that for years.
        "Starve the Beast", and at the same time "Feed the Piggies."

        That way you make SURE the gvt is bankrupt, make SURE it won't keep an eye on what you do, and you do whatever the hell you want!
        Robber Baron philosophy.
        It's an old and tried idea.

        It failed. Miserably.


    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The package is supported by 68% of Americans.  Everyone likes paying less in taxes, consequences be damned.

  2. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "Government spends less than what it takes in."

    How about; gvt takes in enough so they can cover what they spend?

    Because, after all--what are YOU going to cut so your wealthy can sock more away in Switzerland?

  3. b. Malin profile image60
    b. Malinposted 5 years ago

    If we got rid of half our elected Parasites in Washington, some, "Career Parasites" we'd be off to a good start!