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Old 10-30-2015, 09:06 AM
 
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Students hardly had to pay for their own college in many states in the "olden days". Public college was free in California back in the days. And it was far cheaper than the actual cost in most other states.

If you want spending cuts, prepare to pay user fees on everything, including all roads and everything else. Will you be happy to pay $1000 a year in fire department protection and $4000 a year to use the roads?
There is a ton of waste and fraud in everything. Address that and then we can talk about taxes. We can cut a lot and never actually touch services.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:09 AM
 
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There is a ton of waste and fraud in everything. Address that and then we can talk about taxes. We can cut a lot and never actually touch services.
Won't happen because that means many fed gov employees would lose their cushy jobs and salaries:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOAgT8L_BqQ
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: the Sticks
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There is a ton of waste and fraud in everything. Address that and then we can talk about taxes. We can cut a lot and never actually touch services.
Amen to that!!!
For example
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...lawmaker-cars/
A drop in the bucket, but when the bucket is overflowing every drop counts.
5 Most Egregious Examples of Government Waste This Year | The Fiscal Times
No shame at all from the fed.
Here are some beauties
Senator Corburn releases annual list of federal waste | New York Post
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:13 AM
 
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Won't happen because that means many fed gov employees would lose their cushy jobs and salaries:
It won't happen because too many defend their party no matter what.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:21 AM
 
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It won't happen because too many defend their party no matter what.
absolutely correct. Look how many defend Obama no matter what lie he is caught in, or Hillary for that matter.Look how many still defend the GOP inspire of the many failed promises.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:22 AM
 
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It won't happen because too many defend their party no matter what.
Did you watch the end of the video I posted? We're very close to having federal employess and their family and possibly one or two close friends outnumber everyone else. They'd never vote to eliminate their cushy jobs, perks, and salaries.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:03 AM
 
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Did you watch the end of the video I posted? We're very close to having federal employess and their family and possibly one or two close friends outnumber everyone else. They'd never vote to eliminate their cushy jobs, perks, and salaries.
Does that somehow dispute my point? If not why do I need to watch the video? They didn't get that big under just one administration.

Or are you trying to prove my point?
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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bernie sanders loves vermont like most liberals. and liberals really love scandinavian countries. we get it liberals. you really really love white people.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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Does that somehow dispute my point?
Yes. What's being defended by federal employees and their family and friends is retaining the status quo of their cushy federal jobs and salaries, not necessarily individual political party beliefs or loyalty.
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They didn't get that big under just one administration.

Or are you trying to prove my point?
The latter, exactly.
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Scandinavian/European countries? They also tax regressively, have no FATCA law so that the rich can and do hide wealth, income, profits, and gains in foreign accounts so that they're all compeletly tax-free, and many of those countries have also eliminated the inheritance tax.

Is Sanders and his supporters willing to do all of the above in the U.S.?
LOL. You are making lots of wild assumptions and putting words in people's mouths.
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