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Old 01-02-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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I saw Ron Paul on John Stossel's show yesterday(sat). They were talking about what would happen if the gov't were to increase spending cuts making gov't smaller. They were discussing what would happen to the poor if gov't became smaller. Ron Paul said that by making gov't smaller people would become wealthier because they would be keeping more of their money that's being taxed to fund larger gov't and this would end up making people wealthier. Do you see spending cuts making people wealthier in this way?
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Yes. Absolutely !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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I saw Ron Paul on John Stossel's show yesterday(sat). They were talking about what would happen if the gov't were to increase spending cuts making gov't smaller. They were discussing what would happen to the poor if gov't became smaller. Ron Paul said that by making gov't smaller people would become wealthier because they would be keeping more of their money that's being taxed to fund larger gov't and this would end up making people wealthier. Do you see spending cuts making people wealthier in this way?

Only those who are already wealthy.

Doubling or Quadrupling nothing is still nothing.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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yes.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:11 PM
 
Location: maryland
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no because spending cuts do not equal tax cuts....the fed aint getting any smaller....ever....so why conservatives rail on and on about this is beyond me. Plus in practice they add just as much to government as the democrats.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm willing to give it a chance. Who is going to pull the trigger to do it?
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:20 PM
 
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...Ron Paul...John Stossel...
LMAO!!!

These are the same guys who think we don't need any regulations in commerce and we should get rid of civil rights laws (straight out the loony bin).
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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Only those who are already wealthy.

Doubling or Quadrupling nothing is still nothing.
Bingo!!!
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Let's get rid of the military industrial complex.
That would make government smaller.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Let's get rid of the military industrial complex.
That would make government smaller.

Amazon.com: House of War (9780618187805): James Carroll: Books

I reviewed the book for you...not going to happen. Nobody has ever made significant cuts to the Pentagons budget.

Eisenhower was a prophet.
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