States broke? Maybe they cut taxes to...

States broke? Maybe they cut taxes too much

There are 111 comments on the Tri-cityherald.com story from Mar 29, 2011, titled States broke? Maybe they cut taxes too much. In it, Tri-cityherald.com reports that:

In his new budget proposal, Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich calls for extending a generous 21 percent cut in state income taxes.

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Bill Hates

Columbus, OH

#1 Mar 29, 2011
FINALLY !!!!!

Someone has the brains to see the REAL problem!
imaginaryfriend

Plymouth, MI

#2 Mar 29, 2011
No new roads, etc. This is part of the "starve the beast' repiglicon horror that will start the revolution. Repignorance is a mind wasting disease.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#3 Mar 29, 2011
imaginaryfriend wrote:
No new roads, etc. This is part of the "starve the beast' repiglicon horror that will start the revolution. Repignorance is a mind wasting disease.
The Federal Government is like the Blob from the 50's movie. The more it devours(taxes)the larger and bloated it becomes,until it threatens everything. We as a nation do NOT have a tax problem. We have a spending problem.
Jesus H Christ

Bat Cave, NC

#4 Mar 29, 2011
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>The Federal Government is like the Blob from the 50's movie. The more it devours(taxes)the larger and bloated it becomes,until it threatens everything. We as a nation do NOT have a tax problem. We have a spending problem.
No, we have both. If you roll back the Bush tax cuts and stop wasting a billion dollars a day on feeding the war machine you have plenty of money and a balanced budget in a couple of years.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#6 Mar 30, 2011
Jesus H Christ wrote:
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No, we have both. If you roll back the Bush tax cuts and stop wasting a billion dollars a day on feeding the war machine you have plenty of money and a balanced budget in a couple of years.
Just how MUCH of my money do you think you need? In a bad economy you make do with what you have. Like many families in hard times you cut spending,cause you can't tell your boss to give you more money. Can't continue maxxing out the plastic. Sooner or later there is a reckoning.You got to tell uncle Bill you can't buy his beer,Cousin Jack needs to stop coming by for his Friday free supper and Sis needs to forgo the weekly manicure.

Concentrate on some of this waste/fraud/abuse in the system we KNOW happens but little gets done about. If our ESTEEM elected idiots REALLY wanted to get swerious about cleaning up the entitlement programs there would be some public floggings for minor infractions and hangings for repeat or major offenders.

Extreme? Perhaps,but it wouldn't take but a few to get the point across.....
No way Jose

Columbus, OH

#7 Mar 30, 2011
Considering Ohio's budget has increase 8% per year since 1968, decreasing revenue via tax cuts is not the problem.

If I had 8% raises since 1968 I would be laughing if I told you I could not afford to live on (fill in the blank) per year.

Spending has outpaced society's ability to pay for it. The tax cuts only revealed the true problem by not feeding the spending monster.
Gordon gekko

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 30, 2011
Taft was back by the dispatch thy are at fault here
Gordon gekko

Columbus, OH

#9 Mar 30, 2011
No way Jose wrote:
Considering Ohio's budget has increase 8% per year since 1968, decreasing revenue via tax cuts is not the problem.
If I had 8% raises since 1968 I would be laughing if I told you I could not afford to live on (fill in the blank) per year.
Spending has outpaced society's ability to pay for it. The tax cuts only revealed the true problem by not feeding the spending monster.
Kasich has had least 8% raise a year since 1980 and don't forget the 450 million dollar trash burning plant the republican beg for
Gordon gekko

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 30, 2011
imaginaryfriend wrote:
No new roads, etc. This is part of the "starve the beast' repiglicon horror that will start the revolution. Repignorance is a mind wasting disease.
you are right thank you
reality speaks

Grove City, OH

#11 Mar 30, 2011
Jesus H Christ wrote:
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No, we have both. If you roll back the Bush tax cuts and stop wasting a billion dollars a day on feeding the war machine you have plenty of money and a balanced budget in a couple of years.
The military is 1/3rd of the federal budget. The constitution provides for the military; and really only service that federal govt has constitutional authority for.

The other 2/3rds are entitlement programs.

Interesting you want to cut the hand that keeps this country safe and free; but leave your welefare alone.

Also we need further tax cuts; and in fact a flat tax that is equal to all.

Everyone is created equal...remember? So why tax differently?

Flat tax would remove huge power grab from federal govt; and eliminate several agency's that would save billions year after year.

Also the tresuary take would increase 50% first year at least.

But since when did our govt actually want to fix anything?

Just grow grow grow.

The next election cycle will force shrink shrink shrink, or the govt will shut down for entire terms.

We the people hold the power; and are ready to use it.
Gekko

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Mar 30, 2011
What happened to the Gekko on all those commercials?

Since: Oct 08

York, PA

#13 Mar 30, 2011
reality speaks wrote:
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The military is 1/3rd of the federal budget. The constitution provides for the military; and really only service that federal govt has constitutional authority for.
The other 2/3rds are entitlement programs.
Interesting you want to cut the hand that keeps this country safe and free; but leave your welefare alone.
Also we need further tax cuts; and in fact a flat tax that is equal to all.
Everyone is created equal...remember? So why tax differently?
Flat tax would remove huge power grab from federal govt; and eliminate several agency's that would save billions year after year.
Also the tresuary take would increase 50% first year at least.
But since when did our govt actually want to fix anything?
Just grow grow grow.
The next election cycle will force shrink shrink shrink, or the govt will shut down for entire terms.
We the people hold the power; and are ready to use it.
The Constitution does not provide for a military it provides for a militia.

Since: Oct 08

York, PA

#14 Mar 30, 2011
Some clarification --

A militia of the people not a standing army and defense contractors. It was the entire reason behind allowing people to carry firearms so they wouldn't have to pay for a DOD.
reality speaks

Grove City, OH

#16 Mar 30, 2011
Absurdity wrote:
Some clarification --
A militia of the people not a standing army and defense contractors. It was the entire reason behind allowing people to carry firearms so they wouldn't have to pay for a DOD.
worong

the 2nd admenment was for the population to protect themselves from govt.

see quotes from thomas jefferson
piginapoke

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 30, 2011
But if you cut taxes on the very wealthy they create tons of good paying jobs and we all live the fat and happy life. Reagonomics is the joke that won't die.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#18 Mar 30, 2011
piginapoke wrote:
But if you cut taxes on the very wealthy they create tons of good paying jobs and we all live the fat and happy life. Reagonomics is the joke that won't die.
Ummmmm..... And just when was the last time a POOR man signed your paycheck?
piginapoke

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 31, 2011
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Ummmmm..... And just when was the last time a POOR man signed your paycheck?
Typical brain washed Republican garbage. How about cutting my taxes instead of the man supposedly signing the paycheck, although we know they are simply keeping the money for themselves and not giving raises or creating jobs.

“American gvt is in the bag”

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#20 Mar 31, 2011
Gee, ya think?

That's like if I owned a business and decided I wanted to just work 35 hours per week instead of 40. Then I decided I wanted to work only 30 hours per week.

Then all of a sudden I've got all these bills I can't pay. It's a "crisis"!
Bill Hates

Columbus, OH

#21 Mar 31, 2011
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Ummmmm..... And just when was the last time a POOR man signed your paycheck?
Better question: When was the last time that walmart gave employees healthcare? Answer: never! They keep them just below full-time, and you pick up the bill for their medicaid and food stamps. Hope you enjoy shelling out for those - the Walton family really appreciates it!
KASICH IS GREAT

United States

#22 Mar 31, 2011
They spent wastfully and wrecklessly because we had incompetant leaders . Do you not think taking almost half of what people make is NOT ENOUGH.!!!!

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