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Does the US need to STOP SPENDING MONEY WE DO NOT HAVE? If so, what would you like to see cut?

Drue-AFCL 2012/11/27 18:16:48
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  • Don Wenk 2012/11/27 19:54:32
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Don Wenk
    +11
    Duplication, Czars, in short Federal Government Bureaucracy. We have duplication of duplication within the federal government as well as excessive pay. We could pay off the federal deficit within 3 years if we eliminated the duplication and aligned federal civilian pay with what we pay our military. In my opinion the pay scales should be reversed. The military puts their lives on the line preserving freedom. The federal bureaucracy puts theirs on the evening news destroying our freedoms.

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  • laloba 2012/12/13 02:46:22
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    laloba
    +1
    The United States needs to curtail billions of dollars of Foreign Aid......It is illogical that we cannot pay our own bills, yet, we stupidly send money to corrupt regimes. Another foolish form of spending is welfare. Too many people have sucked money from the government . In some communities this child-like reliance on government assistance is multigenerational . It is absurd to give money to irresponsible, lazy, people. The welfare syste...m and all of it's perks such as food stamps. section 8, etc. is a slap in the face to hard working Americans who are barely making ends meet in this dismal economy. We have created a class of people who have no desire to learn, much less work. These people sell their food stamps for money so that they can buy crack. Section 8 ruins nice neighborhoods. The women who benefit from section 8, more than often have a lazy man shacking up with them. This is extremely stupid spending. Girls can't get pregnant fast enough so that they can continue the cycle of parasitism. All their kids have different fathers who are deadbeats. Many of these men have as many as 16 kids yet they have zero obligation to support them. Need I say more? Screw the welfare system.
  • Steve 2012/12/07 17:58:33
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Steve
    +1
    Cut, Cut, Cut...
  • Fredrick House 2012/12/03 01:44:37
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Fredrick House
    +1
    Entitlements
  • judge 2012/12/01 02:59:39
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    judge
    +1
    Military and all foreign aid for starters.
  • david.alvarado.37266 2012/12/01 01:53:21
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    david.alvarado.37266
    +1
    Cut money that usa government is sending to terrorist,cut funding to media that are bias stop governments from promoting lies to the media,cut back on government offices,and regulations like omissions for air ir u don't see smog in the air that good enough, stop congress from giving them selfs raises,cut pay on every senator that found guilty of
  • flrdsgns 2012/11/30 16:47:49
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    flrdsgns
    +1
    We need to cut out foreign aid subsidies, farm subsidies, oil subsidies, slash the defense budget, put a time limit on welfare, put back the original time limit on unemployment. That ought to be a good start
  • JET 2012/11/30 00:49:56
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    JET
    +1
    The government needs to look real hard at entitlements and giveaways. The poor in this country have a higher standard of living than the average european. Maybe it's time that the poor in this country act like they're supposed to be, poor. So quit scarfing up all of the taxpayer niceities provided by Uncle Sugar. We can't afford it anymore.
  • burningsnowman 2012/11/29 20:23:48 (edited)
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    burningsnowman
    +1
    - End bogus "humanitarian wars" and dismantle military industrial complex. End "foreign aid."

    - End bail outs and other corporate welfare. End fannie and freddie. Dismantle bogus derivatives schemes and other shadow banking.

    - End unnecessary departments like HS, Commerce, Energy. Streamline and consolidate others (end duplication etc.).

    - Consolidate Medicare and Medicaid into a Single Payer system paid for with tax increases and elimination of various deductions and loopholes. Negotiate for lower drug prices. Implement common sense cost controls (smokers and fat pay more, less money spent on end of life care, etc).

    - Stop incarcerating so many non-violent offenders. This goes beyond marijuana (which I don't like but should be legal IMO). We have too many regulations and vaguely worded laws that can be used to lock up basically anyone (see: Three Felonies A Day). And of course the "privatized-prison" system is a cancer, end that.

    - Stop subsidizing illegal immigrants with state scholarships and other programs. Crack down on them, NO costly amnesty schemes!
  • gaylehelen 2012/11/29 17:12:21
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    gaylehelen
    +1
    There is so much "pork" out there it is ridiculous. Studies for this and studies for that - all that lead nowhere. There are plenty of people in government who know more than I do where these programs are. Cut those first, do not burden the middle class with higher taxes, get even a little more out of the wealthy and STOP INSTRUCTING IMMIGRANTS HOW TO COME TO THE US AND GET TAXPAYER DOLLARS (USA.gov - step by step instructions on how to come here and collect every benefit under the sun). We need to take care of our own and stop letting people into the country to reap benefits we can't get ourselves. Why should we support non-citizens? Now Massachusetts Gov. Patrick passed a law, in the middle of the night by his own signature, allowing illegal immigrants to pay state resident tuition fees. Immigrants can get an education, but my own son can't go to college. What's wrong with this picture? This is oh so typical of Massachusetts, notorious for voting controversial legislature in the middle of the night. Common practice here.
  • Kurt 2012/11/29 13:51:43
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Kurt
    +1
    Cut the funds of all Senators and Congress workers. Force state workers using state vehicles to car pool, cut funding to all other countries that have not helped us recently in time of need, rewrite union plans to get rid of retarded bonuses like plastic surgery for teachers like it is going on in NJ.
  • Cat 2012/11/29 07:34:24
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Cat
    +1
    It doesn't take a genius like our President and our legislators to figure that one out.

    Homer
  • clasact 2012/11/28 23:37:04
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    clasact
    +1
    All forgien aid
  • Mike 2012/11/28 18:32:37
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Mike
    raise tariffs, stop corporate loopholes, fine those that move jobs off shore
  • donisue 2012/11/28 17:36:57
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    donisue
    +2
    Government spend less what a wonderful concept, Let's start by the Government workers getting a cut in pay.
  • OPOA912 2012/11/28 15:42:41
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    OPOA912
    +1
    Let's start with 1.5% from each department each year for the next 8 years, and then keep it that way.
  • Linnster 2012/11/28 15:28:14
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Linnster
    +1
    I would like to see all overlapping agencies streamlined. The procurement process for government and military purchasing needs to be reformed so that the hammer you can buy at Home Depot for $50 doesn't wind up costing the taxpayer $200 under the current system. Programs that are not working or not working well should be eliminated and those funds should be given to programs that are proven successful. No more pork projects and no more adding spending bills to "must pass" legislation. If the bill can't pass on it's own, it should be eliminated.
  • Jeff Smith 2012/11/28 14:44:32
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Jeff Smith
    +1
    All foreign aid to country's that hate us. All aid to illegals, free cell phones and calling plans hardwired phones still work and those that don't work don't need a cell phone anyway they can wait in line. Do pay phones still exist in the US?
  • Ross in Oz 2012/11/28 11:42:55
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Ross in Oz
    +2
    Our government here is also wasting tax-payers money, a lot of it is wasted on 'refugees' who fly out of filthy islamic countries like Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and land in another country, often Indonesia. From there, they pile on a boat (paying a whole bunch of money to people smugglers), get a few miles off the Indonesian (or wherever) coast and then call Australian authorities (coast guard) to come rescue them. This costs us (the hard-working Australian tax-payer) so much it's totally obscene. We got the stupid commie greens supporting all this and backing (or blackmailing) the totally illegitimate, incompetent current government under the 'leadership' of JuLIAR Gillard to keep it happening.

    Is this sort of crap happening over your way too? I kind of think it is, maybe a millions times worse, though...

    Finally, do I sound 'pissed' enough, too much, or not enough?
  • dj 2012/11/28 11:28:12
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    dj
    +4
    Let's start with the pay and benefits for elected people in the government. Make them pay into Social Security and Medicare just like the rest of us. Tell me why they get better benifits than we do and even the same pay when they are voted out of office. When your fired your boss doesn't keep paying you.
  • donisue dj 2012/11/28 17:34:15
    donisue
    I like what you have to say.
  • Fariborz-Zak 2012/11/28 09:13:30
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Fariborz-Zak
    +1
    yes USA should stop sending 1 million USD daily to Israel
  • Mary Mary Faribor... 2012/12/01 10:50:08
    Mary Mary
    +1
    Lol good one !
  • Mary Mary 2012/11/28 08:45:18
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Mary Mary
    I would leave it to the experts to decide what best to cut.
  • Drue-AFCL Mary Mary 2012/11/28 15:45:32
    Drue-AFCL
    In the USA Mary Mary the so called experts are obviously unable to do that !!!
  • dj Mary Mary 2012/12/01 10:44:27
    dj
    and just who would these experts be? If they're out there they haven't been doing their job.
  • T A 2012/11/28 07:43:11
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    T A
    +1
    All government.
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/11/28 07:05:01
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Stan Kapusta
    +2
    Foreign Aid. U.N. Support. Oil subsides. Best of all we need to start reducing big government. We have too many people doing things to justify their big paying government jobs. We can start with the EPA.
  • PrettieReptar 2012/11/28 06:05:46 (edited)
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    PrettieReptar
    +1
    I think Ron Paul's ideas are a good start. Sorry guys, I couldn't resist including the video. One of my faves, politically speaking.

  • Centrist_Bill 2012/11/28 05:41:50
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Centrist_Bill
    +2
    Right off the top of my head and by MY own experience is:
    1. MIL-SPEC. This is as outdated as prop job trainers
    2. EXCESS Nuclear Weapons. Right now we have enough nukes to blow up the planet 3 TIMES. Why do we have that many when we only have ONE PLANET??
    3. Earmarks such as those exposed in Alaska recently.
    4. Foreign Aid.
  • Jeff Smith Centris... 2012/11/28 14:40:45
    Jeff Smith
    +1
    Makes sense,,,,,That's Amazing!!
  • Centris... Jeff Smith 2012/11/28 20:12:35
    Centrist_Bill
    +1
    Its just common sense as well as personal experience.
  • sbtbill 2012/11/28 04:39:55
    We need to spend more money we don't have!
    sbtbill
    We should pull troops back from overseas
  • Drue-AFCL sbtbill 2012/11/28 15:47:54
    Drue-AFCL
    Okay sbtbill, since you voted that we need to spend more money that we don't have??? Where do WE REALLY NEED TO SPEND THAT MONEY WE DON'T HAVE?
  • sbtbill Drue-AFCL 2012/11/30 18:42:50
    sbtbill
    Social Programs. Infrastructure.
  • Sir Anthony Of Camelot 2012/11/28 03:39:48
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Sir Anthony Of Camelot
    +2
    Governmental elected officials pay.
    Needless Military spending.
    Big Business hand outs.
  • cddjmikey 2012/11/28 02:28:27
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    cddjmikey
    +3
    First, no federal government employee shall get a raise until the budget is balanced. After that it will be no higher then the cost of living increase and needs to voted in by the congress and senate. No more automatic increases, they have to explain it. Second, no federal government employee gets a pension unless they term out. Set the term limit to 20 years. Those already over are forced out at the next election. No government employee can "spike" their pension with overtime in the final years. It is based on their salary, period. No government employee can store above 200 hours of vacation time. At the end of every year they get a check for any overage or just lose it if they don't request the check. Government conventions will be bare boned, no entertainment or oversized expense accounts. Kill Obamacare !! Cut foreign aid to any and all countries that look at us sideways on major topics. Meaning most of the Middle East. If you REALLY want to get companies hiring again then let them know that things will NOT be changing for a while. These one and two year extensions of tax cuts ain't gonna cut it. They need to know that it won't be changing for at least 10 years or more so they can budget it into future plans. STOP adding more regulations m...
    First, no federal government employee shall get a raise until the budget is balanced. After that it will be no higher then the cost of living increase and needs to voted in by the congress and senate. No more automatic increases, they have to explain it. Second, no federal government employee gets a pension unless they term out. Set the term limit to 20 years. Those already over are forced out at the next election. No government employee can "spike" their pension with overtime in the final years. It is based on their salary, period. No government employee can store above 200 hours of vacation time. At the end of every year they get a check for any overage or just lose it if they don't request the check. Government conventions will be bare boned, no entertainment or oversized expense accounts. Kill Obamacare !! Cut foreign aid to any and all countries that look at us sideways on major topics. Meaning most of the Middle East. If you REALLY want to get companies hiring again then let them know that things will NOT be changing for a while. These one and two year extensions of tax cuts ain't gonna cut it. They need to know that it won't be changing for at least 10 years or more so they can budget it into future plans. STOP adding more regulations making doing business harder. I hear there are more then 6000 new regulations coming down through channels !! Seriously !?!?!? If you want to kill business that is the way to do it !!!! If they had a brain they would be able to come up with this simple equation, a certain future allows people to plan and therefore hire more people. More people with jobs means less unemployment payments going out and more income tax revenue coming in. Last but not least. Allow more drilling on public lands. Do I think it will bring about a drastic cut in gasoline prices ? No. But what it WILL do is to put thousands of more people to work here in the states and even if they sell the oil abroad the income from the sale and thus the tax revenue comes HERE !!!! Just something to think about.
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  • tom C 2012/11/28 02:24:33 (edited)
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    tom  C
    +3
    the TSA......

    Foreign Financial aid..we give money to egypt,who is now run by the muslim brotherhood....Why? http://www.vaughns-1-pagers.c...

    Congress Benifits
    Congress retirement
    Congress pay
    welfare abuse..
    medicare abuse
    SS abuse
    Farmers entitlements.
    free college for illegals
    Fannie mae
    Freddie mac..
  • GoDucks5 2012/11/28 02:22:10
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    GoDucks5
    +3
    Everything except our military.
  • Boyosemu 2012/11/28 01:53:36
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    Boyosemu
    +1
    Yeah we don't need to spend excessive money on things that are not really important or things we CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY! THAT'S BAD ECONOMICS!
  • EmoMcParland 2012/11/28 01:51:43
    Yes. . . . .we need to cut. . . .
    EmoMcParland
    +5
    I'm a 27 year USAF retired Veteran. I was informed that Our prescription meds co-pays will triple. Why do We give free healthcare to the entitlement crowd & no co-pays for anything. Something is wrong here; I have compassion for the person that needs a hand do to unforeseen circumstances; but not for those unwilling to ever work.

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