If 535 Congress Members don't know the answer to that question, what on Earth would make you think that I would?<quoted text>
If you think for one second that anyone on here believes you are a wise, intelligent, intellectual on government policies, you couldn't be more incorrect. Why in the world would you expect us to believe you are a long time government connoisseur of government knowledge when you post on Topix forums 24 hours a day. And what makes you believe that I have only become interested in governmental regulations for the past 4 or 5 years? I have been voting for 48 years and I can assure you, I take my vote seriously and know exactly what congressmen do and how the system works. And why you think Fox News is able to influence any election is beyond me. Did "The View" get our president elected? If not, then why do you blame Fox News for anything you don't agree with?
Maybe OT is a great person and maybe the total opposite of your lunatic way of thinking, but I could care less how and why he switched parties. What does that have to do with anything? Here's a reality check, nobody takes anything they read on Topix seriously mainly because of people like you.
Let me ask you one question - hypothetically. Let's say a bill got passed that taxed the 50% of citizens that do pay taxes 100%. That would get our debt down to about $15 trillion and would leave a deficit of about $1 trillion. I am very curious to know what the country should do to erase the debt and operate on a balanced budget from there.
I have posted so many Links with some very good suggstions and opinions as to how to reduce the Deficit, without serious damage to any Group of Citizens that I couldn't possibly remember them all. But, they all made sense to me. Too bad you didn't read them.
But, one thing they all agreed on and that is, that if we can put People back to work, the Deficit problem would take care of itself! that is what the President has tried to focus on, JOB Growth to get People back to work and the Teapublicans have fought him every step of the way, in the Name of "winning an election"! I firmly believe that had they not done that, this Nation would have been alot further along in it's Economic Recovery than it is now! So, in my opinion, you are blaming the wrong Political Party and the wrong Group of People, and the wrong President, for the Deficit and for us not being faster as getting these Problems behind us and moving on.
And it was reported by many Sources, while Bush was President , that his Administration was not counting in the Price of the 2 Wars, in the Deficit. That's where the term, "putting them on a credit card" came from. He was borrowing the Money for them, which increased the Deficit greatly, but not counting that borrowing money for them, in the Deficit figure , while he was President. when Obama got elected, he immediately added the cost into the Deficit, so the American People would be prepared for whatever might have to be done about it and understand why.
There was a New York Square Ticker Tape that used to run constantly, counting up the amount of the Deficit, while Bush was President, and several TV Programs would go to it every day and show it. I think David Letterman was one of the programs that did that every night, if I remember correctly, but there were Others also, just not as frequently. I think the TODAY show did it everyday, too.
This was done to try and let the People know that the Deficit figure coming from Bush's White House, was not accurate.