Eliminating entitlements a misunderst...

Eliminating entitlements a misunderstood concept

There are 15 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 27, 2010, titled Eliminating entitlements a misunderstood concept. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Two jobs that, in normal years, don't get a lot of attention are the endorsements that have given us the most difficulty so far this year.

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barok

Houston, TX

#1 Oct 28, 2010
we smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets
Mayor McSpendy

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Oct 28, 2010
Obstacle to Deficit Cutting: A Nation on Entitlements

Efforts to tame America's ballooning budget deficit could soon confront a daunting reality: Nearly half of all Americans live in a household in which someone receives government benefits, more than at any time in history.

At the same time, the fraction of American households not paying federal income taxes has also grown—to an estimated 45% in 2010, from 39% five years ago, according to the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan research organization.

A little more than half don't earn enough to be taxed; the rest take so many credits and deductions they don't owe anything. Most still get hit with Medicare and Social Security payroll taxes, but 13% of all U.S. households pay neither federal income nor payroll taxes.

"We have a very large share of the American population that is getting checks from the government," says Keith Hennessey, an economic adviser to President George W. Bush and now a fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution, "and an increasingly smaller portion of the population that's paying for it."

The dimensions of the budget hole were underscored Monday, when the Treasury reported that the government ran a $1.26 trillion deficit for the first 11 months of the fiscal year, on pace to be the second-biggest on record.

Yet even as Americans express concern over the deficit in opinion polls, many oppose benefit cuts, particularly with the economy on an uneven footing. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted late last month found 61% of voters were "enthusiastic" or "comfortable" with congressional candidates who support cutting federal spending in general. But 56% expressed the same enthusiasm for candidates who voted to extend unemployment benefits.

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

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"... but 13% of all U.S. households pay neither federal income nor payroll taxes."

everyone should have skin in the game or not be in the game.
GoneFishin

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Oct 28, 2010
Thanks for sharing.....
merks1

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Oct 28, 2010
Ritchie is a george soros pet. He was part of soros' sos group that was designed to get liberal secretary of states elected to sway the election towards democrats. Ritchie doesn't support fair elections he supports the puppet master soros.
Seeker

Tempe, AZ

#6 Oct 28, 2010
Hey, yeah, lets continue the system which gave us Al Franken. Who could ask for anything more? Good old dependable PP pimping team.
Lib

Pasadena, CA

#7 Oct 29, 2010
Entitlements are badly needed, especially in tough economic times like these!
Wack Job Severson Or

Chicago, IL

#8 Oct 30, 2010
someone qualified and not a member of the tea party- flat earth the society? I wasn't surprised that the Pionorm Press would endorse not one, but two, Republicans for Governor, but not endorsing Ritchie for re-election really shows how partisian you are. Severson is a tea party, half truth teller who has no busines being on the ballot. Shame on you.
Baloney

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Oct 30, 2010
Wack Job Severson Or wrote:
someone qualified and not a member of the tea party- flat earth the society? I wasn't surprised that the Pionorm Press would endorse not one, but two, Republicans for Governor, but not endorsing Ritchie for re-election really shows how partisian you are. Severson is a tea party, half truth teller who has no busines being on the ballot. Shame on you.
Hey sore loser. Liberals are the most intolerant people. They only tolerate people who drink the same kool-aid. The party is over for you and your fellow liberals. No need to throw mud on Severson. Ritchie will lose fair and square. Good riddance. I can't wait to have voter ID. One of the most important duties we have and no ID? Signing your name is an oath of truth??? Maybe 30 years ago it was but not today. In fact, I'm going to show my ID when I vote on Tuesday. And Ritchie trying to convince Minnesotans how great the re-count was is not working. Best wishes for getting thru Tuesday. It is going to be a long day for liberals.
Jackpine Savage

Monroe, LA

#10 Oct 30, 2010
Baloney wrote:
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Hey sore loser. Liberals are the most intolerant people. They only tolerate people who drink the same kool-aid. The party is over for you and your fellow liberals. No need to throw mud on Severson. Ritchie will lose fair and square. Good riddance. I can't wait to have voter ID. One of the most important duties we have and no ID? Signing your name is an oath of truth??? Maybe 30 years ago it was but not today. In fact, I'm going to show my ID when I vote on Tuesday. And Ritchie trying to convince Minnesotans how great the re-count was is not working. Best wishes for getting thru Tuesday. It is going to be a long day for liberals.
MoveOn and Republicorps member Fred Highton says he regrets initiating a physical altercation with a conservative Tea Partier at a political event at the University of Arizona earlier this month.

"If I’m going to take part in these political events, I need to learn some self-control," Highton said.

Conservative James Massee released video of Highton grabbing his throat and face after the face-stomping video from a Kentucky rally for Republican Rand Paul.



http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/29/moveon-supp...

remorseful only in the fact he got caught...
Lewis Sinclair

Burnsville, MN

#11 Nov 1, 2010
"Doc" is exactly what you idiots deserve.
Flied Lice

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Nov 1, 2010
I thought Ritchie was being investigated and was going to be charged with voter fraud?
Yep

Pasadena, CA

#13 Nov 1, 2010
Lib wrote:
Entitlements are badly needed, especially in tough economic times like these!
Totally agree. Not everyone has gobs of money stashed away like most of these damn Republicans!
Seeker

Tempe, AZ

#14 Nov 1, 2010
Yep wrote:
<quoted text> Totally agree. Not everyone has gobs of money stashed away like most of these damn Republicans!
Yeah, especially those damned Hollywood Republicans.
Not fair

South Elgin, IL

#15 Nov 1, 2010
How dare people work hard and save their money.

Give me their money.
Margin of Error

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Nov 1, 2010
Eliminating entitlements?

Sure!

Simply cut me a check for everything that I have paid in over 45 years of working my butt off.

I'm pretty sure I can do better that the Feds even if I left it in a passbook account at 1.5%!!!!

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