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The Real Country-Killer in 2013
American Thinker, by Jonathan Mosely

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Posted By:M2, 1/2/2013 8:52:32 AM

Never mind the "fiscal cliff." America went bankrupt, technically, at midnight on December 31, 2012. We hit the debt ceiling of $16.394 trillion. Yet the U.S. government needs to borrow more money than is legally allowed. (snip) "What would you cut?" candidates are asked. This is a trap. Attack journalists twist whatever a candidate answers into a scandal of heartless cruelty.

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Obama wrote off white voters and directed his entire campaign to low-information voters -- and he won. Perhaps it is time for the GOP to abandon efforts to appeal to people on the public dole and instead go for real conservative voters, the media be damned. We can win on REAL conservatism. We now know we cannot win by kowtowing to leeches out of fear of being called racists.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/2/2013 9:01:32 AM     (No. 9094389)

In other words, collapse is our only hope.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fljack, 1/2/2013 9:06:45 AM     (No. 9094405)

We have not been a country of laws since Zippy took the oath. We´re over the national debt limit? So what? The Fed will just buy the debt and print money.

Wiemar, here we come.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/2/2013 9:35:57 AM     (No. 9094487)

Every expenditure has a constituency who benefits. Cuts,therefore, must be fractional and across the board when taken for debt reduction purposes. The "Value" or "Importance" of any particular program must be under constant surveillance but picking winners and losers only serves as a stumbling block to actual cuts. These two important functions must not be conflated.

3-5% Cuts in every budget....every year.

Oh..wait....we don´t have a budget.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 1/2/2013 10:03:28 AM     (No. 9094536)

Don´t fear the trap. Confront it squarely. The trap is based on the fallacy that every government program is vital to society. Come back at them with a list of cuts so extensive comprehensive and detailed that the reporters would have to report them rather than spin them to their advantage. Here is a partial list that John Stossel made, along with potential savings that they would generate.

Privatize Air Traffic Control 12 B. saved.
Cut Corporation for Public Broadcasting
End the Small Business Bureau. 20 B saved
Repeal Davis Bacon 20 B saved
End Department of Education 94 B saved
Privatize Amtrak & Urban Transit 12 B saved
End Agricultural subsidies 30 B saved
End HUD 53 B saved
End Green energy and Nuc subsidies 20 B saved
End War on Drugs 47 B saved
Raise SS retirement age 93 B saved
Cut Health & Human Services 231 B saved
Cut Military budget 150 B saved
Cut the Commerce department
Cut Fannie and Freddie.

We could come up with more, but that would be a start.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/2/2013 10:13:38 AM     (No. 9094551)

Sorry, #4. Americans love train wrecks. (And soap operas.) They will abandon ship only when the water nears eye-level.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/2/2013 10:42:02 AM     (No. 9094606)

Three whole months into FY13 and the country is broke.
Budget? What´s a budget?

/contempt off/

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/2/2013 3:03:21 PM     (No. 9095083)

If you add stricter regulations for welfare, disability, food stamps, medicaid we could double or triple #4´s list. The amount the Federal government spends outside its strictly enumerated powers (they are well known and documented) turns out to be $1.2 trillion - exactly the amount of the deficit. It does not mean you stop doing those things and cut people loose. The Constitution provides the States with residual powers as the right repository for these items.

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