Deficit reduction? Not without entitlement reform

Nov 21, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WAPT-TV Jackson

As the fiscal cliff nears, the question remains whether policy makers will meaningfully address the biggest drivers of the national debt: Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.

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Now Obama wants to give Illegal Aliens EBT KARDS as a gateway present. The State of MA wants to give illegals IN-STATE-TUITION. Once they are in the door they get all of the benefits and there will be nothing left for the citizen student.
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Wake up USA wrote:
Now Obama wants to give Illegal Aliens EBT KARDS as a gateway present. The State of MA wants to give illegals IN-STATE-TUITION. Once they are in the door they get all of the benefits and there will be nothing left for the citizen student.
FYI - Illinois wants to give illegals drivers licenses.

Governor says he'll sign the bill as soon as he gets it.

Federal government should prevent non-citizens from receiving any form of government benefit. Bet that would begin to save a bundle.
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Eleanor wrote:
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FYI - Illinois wants to give illegals drivers licenses.
Governor says he'll sign the bill as soon as he gets it.
Federal government should prevent non-citizens from receiving any form of government benefit. Bet that would begin to save a bundle.
Sure, let's prevent illegals from obtaining driver's licenses. Then we can enjoy the fact that we'll have no way to keep track of them.
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Eleanor wrote:
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FYI - Illinois wants to give illegals drivers licenses.
Governor says he'll sign the bill as soon as he gets it.
Federal government should prevent non-citizens from receiving any form of government benefit. Bet that would begin to save a bundle.
How much do you pay for the "uninsured motorist" rider on your Illinois policy?
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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Sure, let's prevent illegals from obtaining driver's licenses. Then we can enjoy the fact that we'll have no way to keep track of them.
If we aren't going to DEPORT them, why keep track of them.

NONE of them should even be here, let alone being given the PRIVILEGE of driving.
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Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>How much do you pay for the "uninsured motorist" rider on your Illinois policy?
I do not know how much I pay for uninsured motorists, but you can be darn sure it is higher than it should be, since Illinois, especially Chicago is viewed as a SANCTUARY for ILLEGALS.

It would be a lot less were the Federal government enforcing immigration laws.

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If we aren't going to DEPORT them, why keep track of them.
NONE of them should even be here, let alone being given the PRIVILEGE of driving.
The point you are missing is that most of them will drive either with or without a license.
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Eleanor wrote:
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I do not know how much I pay for uninsured motorists, but you can be darn sure it is higher than it should be, since Illinois, especially Chicago is viewed as a SANCTUARY for ILLEGALS.
It would be a lot less were the Federal government enforcing immigration laws.
Your losing the real war.

Smarten Up.

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5:55 pm, Wednesday, November 21, 2012:
RE: Deficit reduction? Not without entitlement reform
..... It is VERY important right now to increase TOTAL SPENDING per unit of TIME. Anything else is up to the politicians. If they get it wrong, throw them out at the next election. I hope you would not suffer too much then in the meantime! GOOD LUCK!
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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Sure, let's prevent illegals from obtaining driver's licenses. Then we can enjoy the fact that we'll have no way to keep track of them.
Woofe! U liked dat pic Obamath Notes Cliff!! ;-0000
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Eleanor wrote:
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FYI - Illinois wants to give illegals drivers licenses.
Governor says he'll sign the bill as soon as he gets it.
Federal government should prevent non-citizens from receiving any form of government benefit. Bet that would begin to save a bundle.
ill ;) Dr. Obamadeciation doesn"t help U much!!;)
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00:00:00:01:01:2013-tic tax toc!! ;-00000

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#1 Entitlement .... Lower rate for capital gains.

#2 Entitlement .... Separate tax ystem and rules for corporations.
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youtube.com/watch... …Elf Rant ? Whats this reform?
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Mr_Bill wrote:
#1 Entitlement .... Lower rate for capital gains.
#2 Entitlement .... Separate tax $ystem and rules for corporations.
Dr. Bill_mr! U missed yo spellins, i help correct4U!! ;-00

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Now Obama wants to give Illegal Aliens EBT KARDS as a gateway present. The State of MA wants to give illegals IN-STATE-TUITION. Once they are in the door they get all of the benefits and there will be nothing left for the citizen student.
Let's be honest about this. The only fair and EFFECTIVE way to reduce our deficit is to get the wealthy people in this Country to not just pay their 'fair' share of taxes;but,to just PAY THEIR TAXES,PERIOD.

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STEPHMAR wrote:
<quoted text>Let's be honest about this. The only fair and EFFECTIVE way to reduce our deficit is to get the wealthy people in this Country to not just pay their 'fair' share of taxes;but,to just PAY THEIR TAXES,PERIOD.
You have to be writing about Democrats especially Obama people and some in theappointees of Gove Patrick in MA. I think there should be a flat tax for everyone. Why do we need a philadelphia lawyer to doour tax returns??/ We should be able to do State and Federal on one sheet of paper. Make two copies send one to the state and the other to the feds. I have never had a job from apoor person.
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Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>The point you are missing is that most of them will drive either with or without a license.
If they were DEPORTED, for the illegal aliens that they are, they would not be here to drive on our roads in the first place !!!

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Crayz ox3thongy wrote:
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Dr. Bill_mr! U missed yo spellins, i help correct4U!! ;-00


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