Discussion in 'Government Offices and Programs' started by Cotton2226, Mar 24, 2012.
The key issue you and others refuse to put on the table is taxing the nation for the government they demand. There is never going to be any political support for cutting SS benefits or reducing Medicare or eliminating Medicaid. It is not going to happen except at the margins. The federal government may attempt to push it down to the states in a 10th amendment argument but that only means folks in those situations will go state shopping and flock to the states with the more generous payments forcing them to tax themselves or eliminate massive safety net programs. The other way to do this is through massive tax hikes like they do all across the Nordic region and like we did prior to Reagan. Unless the GOP actually starts looking objectively at global solutions to say, medical care, we will never be able to learn from others how to provide better care at lower prices. No one on the right is even remotely interested in how NL, SZ or Taiwan solved this problem. Will anyone put on the table defense? The left tries, the right cries. How about incarcerations? Anyone can go to a tool and look at the elements of the budget and trim here or there but that alone will not close a huge gap. You have to grow the economy, tax the nation for what they demand and borrow the rest. Unless our economy grows exponentially, we are going to have to live with interest payments on incurred debt from Reagan Bush 1 and 2 and now the trillion Obama spent saving our economy from a depression.
Soverign debt is not the issue. Keeping the nation going about its business is the issue. And teaching everyone that if you want to get X, you have to tax yourself Y. That lesson was destroyed by Reagan and his idiotic Laffer Curve support. People still think we are always on the other side of the curve which gives them cover for spending more than they want to pay...
Separate names with a comma.