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The anti-government “throw-the-bums-out” crowds have had their chance to speak out on how to curtail the deficit and what to do with those hated entitlements that are the antithesis of the America they pine for. A recent WSJ/NBC News poll provided a glimpse of just how dependent on big government entitlements Americans have become–even among the Tea Party. Not that this should be a surprise to anyone watching the slow shift of the American mindset from citizen, to consumer, to ward of the State over the past century.
According to the Wall Street Journal who co-sponsored the poll, “Americans across all age groups and ideologies said by large margins that it was ‘unacceptable’ to make significant cuts in entitlement programs in order to reduce the federal deficit.”
Read the rest of the story here then let us know your thoughts on this view point. Are you willing to cut medicare and social security to cut spending? Do you have another solution?
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defund the UN planned parenthood and npr broadcasting for starters and get rid of his czars until we can vote on them..
Michael, you're right. And I agree with Pamela and Robin too!! Let's add one more that people tend to forget, defunding all payments to the UN and kicking them out of this Nation. They would like the "climate" in Baghdad or someplace like this better anyway. We need to get away from that organization completely.
And - DARLA, why should we have to cut funding to Social Security and Medicare /Medicaid when we can balance the budget just by going back to a LIMITED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!! Let SS and Medicare continue and collect all the loans that the Fed stole from them. Then limit the Fed to funds for defending our Nation.......ie. our military - - - cut out the gifts and aide to other nations - - - the Fed should also maintain the Fed highway system (US # highways) and the basic bare bones infrastructure for this Nation. That would automatically defund the Planned Parenthood and ALL other special interest organizations in this Country. Talk about balancing the budget!!! All other government would revert to the States or Cities in the Country.
Again, DARLA why would we need to cut back on SS or Medicare? We just need to limit our "help" to our own citizens and eliminate the handouts to any who are not or cannot prove that they are citizens!
The Medicare system lends itself to waste and fraud. Each person needs to be responsible for his own medical decisions and that won't happen unless he's paying the bills with his own money. We need to turn this system upside down. My husband has Medicare and I've observed that doctors will order unnecessary tests etc. with a lavish hand as long as it will be paid for.
When it comes to Medicaid for the poor, care should only be available from one entity which has a budget they must stick to. We have a Center for Family Health in our city, funded by grants and government aid, which charges people what they can afford and takes Medicaid. They provide basic care, no frills, and do a very good job. Using clinics like this would reduce the potential for fraud.
Pixie I agree with you. The Government Stole the money from the Social Security Fund (And Obama would now like to national all retirement funds (that have anything left in them), then they would do the same thing with those funds that they did with Social Security. President Bush tried to reform Social Security in a responsible manner. I remember well the Dems fearmongering by saying He wanted to take away Social Security. They also had the gall to say Social Security is doing fine, just leave it alone, just like they said when President Bush and John McCain warned that Fannie May and Freddy Mac were in grave danger.
If they want to phase it out it needs to be done in a responsible step by step method. But as the popular example says, "They just keep kicking the can down the road". Folks we have just about reached the end of the road, and adults are needed in Washington D.C. to fix the problem. Adults would shut off the news and not listen to all the polls, and just do it and let the chips fall where they will. The problem is we have people get elected and instead of doing anything, spend all their time and effort on campaigning for the next election. Then we need to reign in their salaries and benefits, and get term limits.