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But whose plan is less harmful?
1 posted on 12/05/2012 9:29:15 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

2 wings of the same bird.....

“Two of a Kind: Republican and Democratic proposals for the fiscal cliff hardly differ”

NO AINOs!!!!!


2 posted on 12/05/2012 9:31:29 AM PST by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: SeekAndFind
If spending since 2000 had simply increased at the rate of inflation plus population growth, spending this year would have been less than $2.69 trillion. Our budget deficit this year, despite those Bush tax cuts and a recession-driven decline in revenue, would have been just $241 billion, compared with an actual deficit of more than $1.1 trillion.

This is the budget that we should be debating (more thrifty would be better, but this is a good starting point)! I have already written to both of my senators (far left libs, unfortunately) and to my congressman (also a far left lib), advocating for that spending plan. "It's for the children". We owe it to our children to spend responsibly. Any line item with higher spending than 2000's budget adjusted for inflation and population growth should require a separate up or down vote. Continuing on our current path is a form of child abuse - splurging today and leaving the bill for that our irresponsible spending for the next generation is genuinely nasty and mean-spirited.

4 posted on 12/05/2012 9:39:48 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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"reducing the growth in cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs)"

Would this be that fictional thing that the government waves around from time to time? The thing that ignores the fact the a pensioner is mainly spending on food, fuel, and utilities and is not so interested in buying cars and houses? COLA already reduces the pensioner's standard of living on a yearly basis. And what about the current jump in medical costs?

Bring on the Liverpool Care Pathway!

5 posted on 12/05/2012 10:16:50 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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