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A Spending Pledge?

January 4, 2013

We already have out there a "No new taxes" pledge, so I propose we have a "No more spending" pledge- this means all spending Warfare and Welfare alike no exceptions. With this we can really see which of our politicians are really concerned with the state of the Nation's fiscal position. Unfortunately, though, no body will sign on to this accept maybe Rand Paul.

So what do you think?

1 year 6 months ago

Ronald Reagan once proposed a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. It never caught on, although I wouldn't mind something like that. The pledge would be good if you could get it to fly.

1 year 6 months ago

Its come to the point "who in Washington D.C. Can you trust? They promise one thing but do another. I Believe the only way is to pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution that they could not ignore. Many of the Congress & Senate members are already ignoring the Constitution though so this may not work either. Voters need to clean house in my opinion.

1 year 6 months ago

When a business gets in financial trouble we have reductions in the payroll costs., This is usually called "downsizing". Layoffs are a way of life in business. I am not recommending layoff in the federal government, but how about freezing wages and hiring?
Certainly, congress should freeze wages in the legislative branch!
It is important to realize that cutting the "growth" of government is NOT the same as cutting spending.

1 year 6 months ago

There are most likely several departments of the federal government where there could be layoffs & I do agree that there could be pay cuts in all branches of the government but I dont see that happening either. You have a Senate that has not passed a budget in 3 years. Congress doesnt do much either but most of them know that government has gotten to large and can be reduced in size.

1 year 6 months ago

Deonte, I think you could get this to fly with the people, and I would have the pledge include calling your congress-person. One caveat is, though, that to only stop spending more and keep the current level of spending the same, we will bankrupt ourselves in a few years. We need to reduce entitlement spending (Medicare, Medicaid, and SS) and help only those who truly need it for a limited time period. I would also say, limit benefits to help those who are citizens.

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1 year 6 months ago

The problem at this point is not just the "47%" but the "98%." Most people simply don't think that much about politics and all incumbents use this to their advantage. They spend a ton of money polling statements to find out what sells and what statements make their opponents look extreme.

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1 year 6 months ago

"Limit benefits to help those who are citizens", would be a good place to start. Imagine in Texas alone what that would save us.

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1 year 6 months ago

None of these pandering fools will say what % taxation is enough.
However one DEMONcrat did say a while back, "it would be easier to have all citizens paychecks sent to the treasury, and they in turn would
send you what you need to live on."

1 year 6 months ago

Lesson # 1:

* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:

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1 year 6 months ago
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