Voter think most of what you commented sounds good to me. Let us start at the top to prune back the foliage that is overgrown its root system and is killing the plant. Start with raising the taxes on the top 25% of our wealthy cronies‘, A level of say 70% to 90% of income. Oh don’t you worry about that being too much for they will dodge most of it anyways through capital gains, and various kick back tax free investments as well as offshore foreign investing that needs no IRS involvement. Yeah, similar to how Mitt Romney is doing it. 14% on just some of the monies that remained exposed to the IRS.<quoted text>
Finally something we both agree on. In my job I see more abuse of government programs than you will in your entire life. There are generations of people that have learned how to work the system and don't know any other way of life and it is time to cut off the free loading. There are plenty of places to cut excess and abuse without throwing the baby out with the bath water. And it is time to start at the top and work your way down. It is real easy for elected officials to make decisions on Social Security and Medicare when it doesn't effect any of them, they have their own retirement and don't pay into the SS system. That needs to stop immediately! If it's good enough for the rest of the American citizens its good enough for the elected officials we send to Washington. We need to stop sending aid to foreign countries that hate us and are trying to destroy us and our way of life, that includes natural disasters that may strike their countries. We send BILLIONS of dollars around the world to earth quake, and tsunami victims, and just how many countries sent aid and volunteers to our shores to help after hurricane Katrina????? After 9/11 ??????? We have children going hungry in our own country, quit sending money to children in Africa, when we have homes in Appalachia that don't have electricity and running water, and children that don't have food to eat. There is suffering in our own back yard, we don't have to go to a foreign country to find it, so quit sending money elsewhere...KEEP IT HOME! Bring our soldiers home from Afghanistan and Iraq, and put them on the Mexican border with LIVE ammunition, and when you see people sneaking over the border, that is a crime...you shoot that AK47 over their heads, if that doesn't turn them around...you shoot at their feet...They are not citizens of this country and they have no rights....So Mr NRH Man, when you call me a Commie Liberal you could not be further from the truth, it just makes me mad when people spout off about wanting all of their piece of the pie, but don't want to share it with anyone else! And while I am at it, if you want to blame someone for Obama being in the White House there is only one person to lay that responsibility on, and it is John McCain for picking Sarah Palin as his Vice President! He is the cause of the out come of the 2008 election, totally and completely!
Stop the subsides to record producing corporations, that pay no taxes and receive $ Billions in welfare. Now the Pentagon, Whew! with its $ Trillion per year budget. Corruption is so rampant government is or has lost control to Military Industries. Excellent place to make say a $ 600 Billion per year cut.
I see you feel guilty about taxing the poor little Billionaires. Consider this. Thought experiment…. 2 guys buy a truck to service their individual businesses. One uses it 10% of the time while the other uses it 90% of the time. Now the 90% guy wants the 10% guy to pay 86% of the cost of fuel and maintainence of said vehicle, while the 90% guy will donate 14% and take the tax deductions for it… LOL and now the 10% guy is made to feel sorry that the 90% guy had to make such a huge donation. LOL,LOL,LOL