"Smaller Government"

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#1 May 1, 2013
How has it been SO easy for this Libertarian Canard to have been adopted as a good idea?

Fewer Air Traffic Controllers.
Fewer Food Inspectors.
Fewer Teachers.
Fewer Police Officers.
Fewer Pollution restrictions.

This is was "Smaller Government" Looks Like.

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#2 May 1, 2013
Sorry.....What Smaller Government looks like
Alex Jones

Manlius, NY

#5 May 1, 2013
bob wrote:
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Small government? What a joke! You think an $84 billion sequester is an example of "small" government. The government spends that every couple of days. And there were other areas where they could have cut besides laying off air traffic controllers and meat inspectors, but no, Obama had to play politics and try to make the Republicans look bad.
Try? to make Republicans look bad????They need absolutely NO help with that!

The point is Exactly that,$84 Billion is small potatoes, but all the clamoring for "smaller Government" is Nothing more than a moronic bumper sticker.

If anyone could point to an example of ANY Country EVER cutting it's way to prosperity it would be Huge News.

What does smaller government mean?
More than $84 Billion?

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#6 May 1, 2013
nope wrote:
Wrong. This is what 17 trillion in debt looks like. We wouldn't be in this mess if Obama did what he said he was going to do when he first took office, which was cut the deficit in half and get unemployment down to under 6 percent. Instead he spent more in his first 4 years than Bush spent during his 8 years. Romney the fiscal conservative could have saved us from this economic quagmire but the people voted for Obama because they love their free goodies and handouts more than they love America.
$11 Trillion from previous Republican Administrations,$6 Trillion trying to fix the damage done by Bush.
You should change your name from "nope" to "Dope"

Our Government Debt is inconsequential nonsense.
Austerity doesn't work.
Pleasure Kevin

Troy, NY

#7 May 1, 2013
"Small government" conservatives always seem to stop when it comes to the fat bloated military. Gee I wonder why.
yep

Manlius, NY

#8 May 1, 2013
in reply to Alex Jones:... If anyone could point to an example of ANY Country EVER cutting it's way to prosperity it would be Huge News....

You are correct look at Greece and other countries in Europe and the benefits of increasing government spending and national debt... Maybe someone should look at a different approach as spending to prosperity does not seem to work either...
buckup

Ithaca, NY

#9 May 1, 2013
For all those teabaglicans who are screaming about cutting spending and wanting a smaller government, lets hear your ideas! Don't just say it needs to be done, ANYONE can do that. Let's hear what you're going to cut and how much. And make it more than that small potatoes 84 billion. Programs, amounts, results. Let's hear it!
Gadsen

Gouverneur, NY

#10 May 1, 2013
unfortunately, real fiscal responsiblity and spending restraint will mean real change to medicare, medicaid and social security; these are issues that nobody seems to want to tackle, I don't claim to have the answers but trying to balance a budget without dealing with these issues won't work, even significant cuts to defense won't do it, these issues need to be tackled and there doesn't seem to be anyone up to the job

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#11 May 4, 2013
Gadsen wrote:
unfortunately, real fiscal responsiblity and spending restraint will mean real change to medicare, medicaid and social security; these are issues that nobody seems to want to tackle, I don't claim to have the answers but trying to balance a budget without dealing with these issues won't work, even significant cuts to defense won't do it, these issues need to be tackled and there doesn't seem to be anyone up to the job
Social Security has not caused ONE Dime of our Debt.....So Why? Is it on the chopping block?

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