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View Poll Results: This poll is to demonstate on disconnected from reality republicans are
Unions 2 6.45%
Planned Parenthood 0 0%
NPR 1 3.23%
Acorn 0 0%
Social Security which solvent until 2037 2 6.45%
The wars in the middle east and Tax cuts for the rich 26 83.87%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-04-2011, 10:09 PM
 
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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How about we spend more than we take in.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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Its such an EASY question... look at what the biggest growth in spending is located and you will find the problem... nobody is doing anything about it and nobody wants the blame to be put on them... ironic isn't it... its not my fault that SS/Medicare is busting our butts... who made it? who doesn't want to change it... ironically the answer to both those questions... are liberal politicians... why? They like to scare you into voting for them... so things go unchanged... so then who is really the problem? Better not ask a liberal...
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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None of the above.

Years of military spending beyond a reasonable level, going all the way back to 1951.

Watch Ike's farewell address about the Military Industrial Complex.

Answers most of the questions about the economy. Also see President Reagans Emergency medical care act of 1986. Made hospitals care for everyone with no hope of compensation. Hospitals charged insurance patients more money to make up for the loss, causing more people to drop off and insurance rates to rise.

Those two things made our deficit. Both of which could be rectified quickly.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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We have a huge debt because we issued a bunch of treasury notes, bonds and bills in order to finance the amount of federal expenditures over tax revenues in a given year. That's why.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:28 PM
 
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How about we spend more than we take in.
I think that goes under prosecuting two wars, cutting revenue when the revenue base is in a downturn.

Something that you resolutely ignore or obfuscate is that the nearly 60% of the Federal budget is comprised mandatory spending obligations. When you have bills to pay it is the height of stupidity to reduce your income when your debt obligations are rising.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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I wanted to vote on this one but you failed to have the choice I could vote for. Of course, that would be too much spending without money to pay for it. Really I didn't think that would be a choice on a left leaning poll.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Uncontrolled spending and a huge portion of the population who believes they are owed something.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:30 PM
 
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We have a huge debt because we issued a bunch of treasury notes, bonds and bills in order to finance the amount of federal expenditures over tax revenues in a given year. That's why.
Simple and to the point, +1 for ya...

This poll shows how much people have been brainwashed by our government into believing one party is the cause of government spending....
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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Simply put, outrageous and unneeded spending (bloated military,corporate handouts) combined with too low of a number of funds coming in (mainly from the tax cuts for the rich) leads to financial disaster which we are experiencing.
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