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Old 04-15-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If it's going to be increased on a consistent basis, why bother? Discuss.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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If it's going to be increased on a consistent basis, why bother? Discuss.

Why shouldn't we make it law that the Federal Government has to balance the domestic budget?
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:36 AM
 
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If it's going to be increased on a consistent basis, why bother? Discuss.
I see what you mean.

Why have a budget if you do not follow it???
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Austin
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If it's going to be increased on a consistent basis, why bother? Discuss.
So the politicians can appear to be controlling government spending.

Makes them feel better.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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To give people the illusion that the US tries to operate within their means.
Constantly raising it to meet spending equates to no ceiling at all.
They should just raise it to infinity and be done with it and never have to worry about any more "shutdown" cries.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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I think that the Cowboy Poetry Festival is under funded. I don't care how much we have to borrow from the Chinese - as long as Cowboys get to prance poetically in Nevada.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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So our elected officials can play politics with it. Yes it would be more efficient to just automatically raise it, but that would cut out the grandstanding the attention-loving members of Congress do every year or so.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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If it's going to be increased on a consistent basis, why bother? Discuss.
So we can ignore it......
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