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zerO has presented his budget for 2012 which contains one trillion in cuts over 10 years. To put this in perspective, he added 4 trillion to the debt just this past year, which means he'll only add 3 trillion to the debt this year. WTF !!!

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zerO has presented his budget for 2012 which contains one trillion in cuts over 10 years. To put this in perspective, he added 4 trillion to the debt just this past year, which means he'll only add 3 trillion to the debt this year. WTF !!!

You're an idiot. We ignored our long-term needs for decades and now we pay the price. He's trying to get us out of the consequences of decades of neglect.

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You're an idiot. We ignored our long-term needs for decades and now we pay the price. He's trying to get us out of the consequences of decades of neglect.

I'll try to put this in terms that you can understand. If you put your rent or mortgage payment on your credit card every month, and you find you're unable to pay your full credit card balance off every month, so that every month the balance owed on your credit card continues to grow, something need to change.

That's where we are as a country and zerO's budget plan of cutting one trillion over 10 years isn't touching the balance that's growing by over 9 billion per day.

If that's still too complicated for you then I give up.

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I do not totally agree. I'm a die hard republican and work in the financial industry and while I was won of the people who though Regan was the best president of all time, We are really seeing the outcome of long term regan economics. Less regulation and believing in the trickle down effect of wealth is not the way to keep an economy strong. Well it keeps the economy strong for the people who already have money. I also do not believe in what obama is doing either. We need someone who is able to balance both and find a happy middle in between of the two extremes which are regan and obama.

Obama claims he is cutting taxes for everyone , yet when i had my taxes done the other day, I was informed that everyones tax bracket was changed. Now the numbers are lower, which for a lot of people puts you into a higher bracket, making you pay more income taxes.

All of you should step out of the box, and take a look at what is going on and what has been going on. Neither extreme works.

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I'll try to put this in terms that you can understand. If you put your rent or mortgage payment on your credit card every month, and you find you're unable to pay your full credit card balance off every month, so that every month the balance owed on your credit card continues to grow, something need to change.

That's where we are as a country and zerO's budget plan of cutting one trillion over 10 years isn't touching the balance that's growing by over 9 billion per day.

If that's still too complicated for you then I give up.

What you wrote is plenty easy to understand but it doesn't begin to tell the tale of what has happened, where we are or what we can do about it.

When the population is aging but you've decided you don't want the elderly homeless or without medical care, that piles up debt.

When you let the oil companies dictate energy policy, we don't research and develop new technologies that could have gotten us out of this problem by now. We should have been doing this since the 1970s but we didn't, and we're paying a heavy price - hundreds of billions of dollars every year, and China is taking the lead in new technologies. Justify that.

When you let the insurance companies run the health care system, it's bound to be more expensive. It's fine to talk about "everyone for himself" but as long as it's illegal to deny emergency treatment to someone who's sick, we pay the bill for people who are uninsured.

If you borrow money every year to overspend on weapons the military doesn't need, that piles up debt.

If you get the country into two wars, one of which it clearly didn't need, that piles up debt and divides the country and kills healthy young people.

If you vote for people who rig the system more and more every year to favor the rich, so that the middle class gets squeezed, that diminishes demand and economic stability.

If you keep giving tax breaks to billionaires and multi-millionaires who don't need them and don't use the money to invest here in the USA, that piles up more debt. People like you are always the first to scream "income redistribution" whenever someone points out the fact that we've been redistributing income for more than thirty years now, in favor of the rich, and the imbalance has reached dangerous proportions.

If you don't pay attention to infrastructure, that also harms the country's economic base and is a lost employment opportunity for the people. We could put our people back to work building high-speed rail, solar panels and wind turbines, and fixing our bridges and underground water lines that are more than 100 years old in some cases but idiots like you won't allow it because we'd have to spend money to do it. It's called investing. If we had done it a generation ago, we wouldn't have these problems now.

And if we don't pay attention to sustainability with green technologies and an educated citizenry that understands we can't keep doubling the population every few generations, our grandchildren will have a very dismal future, starting with water shortages. Try to imagine what that's going to look like before you have to watch it happening.

You told us we're in a mess. We all know that. It's not President Obama's fault. We could be at fifteen percent unemployment now if not for the stimulus packages. The auto industry survived and is doing well. But we're still not addressing our long-term needs. You're right about that but you don't have a solution because you're unwilling to look at the whole problem. The American people are going to have to grow up and stop demanding that elected officials return them to the 1950s. You're hardly the kind of person we should be listening to for any solutions.

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What you wrote is plenty easy to understand but it doesn't begin to tell the tale of what has happened, where we are or what we can do about it.

When the population is aging but you've decided you don't want the elderly homeless or without medical care, that piles up debt.

When you let the oil companies dictate energy policy, we don't research and develop new technologies that could have gotten us out of this problem by now. We should have been doing this since the 1970s but we didn't, and we're paying a heavy price - hundreds of billions of dollars every year, and China is taking the lead in new technologies. Justify that.

When you let the insurance companies run the health care system, it's bound to be more expensive. It's fine to talk about "everyone for himself" but as long as it's illegal to deny emergency treatment to someone who's sick, we pay the bill for people who are uninsured.

If you borrow money every year to overspend on weapons the military doesn't need, that piles up debt.

If you get the country into two wars, one of which it clearly didn't need, that piles up debt and divides the country and kills healthy young people.

If you vote for people who rig the system more and more every year to favor the rich, so that the middle class gets squeezed, that diminishes demand and economic stability.

If you keep giving tax breaks to billionaires and multi-millionaires who don't need them and don't use the money to invest here in the USA, that piles up more debt. People like you are always the first to scream "income redistribution" whenever someone points out the fact that we've been redistributing income for more than thirty years now, in favor of the rich, and the imbalance has reached dangerous proportions.

If you don't pay attention to infrastructure, that also harms the country's economic base and is a lost employment opportunity for the people. We could put our people back to work building high-speed rail, solar panels and wind turbines, and fixing our bridges and underground water lines that are more than 100 years old in some cases but idiots like you won't allow it because we'd have to spend money to do it. It's called investing. If we had done it a generation ago, we wouldn't have these problems now.

And if we don't pay attention to sustainability with green technologies and an educated citizenry that understands we can't keep doubling the population every few generations, our grandchildren will have a very dismal future, starting with water shortages. Try to imagine what that's going to look like before you have to watch it happening.

You told us we're in a mess. We all know that. It's not President Obama's fault. We could be at fifteen percent unemployment now if not for the stimulus packages. The auto industry survived and is doing well. But we're still not addressing our long-term needs. You're right about that but you don't have a solution because you're unwilling to look at the whole problem. The American people are going to have to grow up and stop demanding that elected officials return them to the 1950s. You're hardly the kind of person we should be listening to for any solutions.

It's amazing how one person could be wrong on so many topics.

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It's amazing how one person could be wrong on so many topics.

It's amazing that you think you said anything. Every word of it is true.

P.S. You forgot to write "Patriot" or "2Stupid4Words"

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Anyone who thinks that this isn't just political maneuvering by both sides is a moron. We will not get a balanced budget by cutting discretionary spending. The four sacred cows-Defense, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid-have to be on the table for any real progress, but neither side wants to be the one to bring that up.

I'll give credit where credit is due-the new Tea Partiers in Washington went against the GOP to cut the wasteful jet engine. Good for them. However, I find it amusing that Alan Simpson, the Republican co-chair of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, likes the Obama budget proposal better than the Republican one.

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