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Old 09-16-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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Exclamation What specific government programs do you want cut?

What specific government programs do you want cut? I don't mean any new federal grants or new regulations, I mean actual specific programs on the federal level. So many of my friends have been complaining about government spending, but when I ask them which specific programs they want cut, all they say is 'all of them.'
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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I'll speak for "MOST OF THE US".

cut everything but defense. Everything else is socialism

/sarcasm
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: PA
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What specific governments do you want cut? I don't mean any new federal grants or new regulations, I mean actual specific programs on the federal level. So many of my friends have been complaining about government spending, but when I ask them which specific programs they want cut, all they say is 'all of them.'
I want the entire federal agency apparatus gone (including the privately owned and run Federal Reserve), except the Department of Defense, Treasury, and other Constitutionally mandated departments.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, for a start.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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I want the entire federal agency apparatus gone (including the privately owned and run Federal Reserve), except the Department of Defense, Treasury, and other Constitutionally mandated departments.
HAHA! i was off by 1 or 2 items
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: PA
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HAHA! i was off by 1 or 2 items
What are you laughing at? 90% of what the federal government does is supposed to be the responsibility of the states
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:15 PM
 
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Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches, for a start.
It's comments like these that make me not take the TEA party serious.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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90% of what the federal government does is supposed to be the responsibility of the states
And where does it say this at?
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: PA
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It's comments like these that make me not take the TEA party serious.
You know the Tea Parties were originally started by Ron Paul, a libertarian? But then the GOP establishment co-opted the tea parties and made it into a big-tent thing because they fear they will topple the pro-big government establishment
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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DOD can be simplified... Cut the contracts big-time! us that money to invest in the military, and restore our military culture.
Cut most/all special interest projects. No money for gay rights or abortions.
Eliminate many gov't agencies. re-evaluate the police force, and move unnecessary forces to higher priority duty...
(i.e. less desk cops, more drug enforcement)
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