all great ideas.
Originally Posted by avrpatsfan
But some of those savings arent as dramatic as are needed.
there needs to be a unilateral aspect to the approach, no one gets out without some pain.
Now heres the thing about that, every time you cut government it hurts the economy.EVERY TIME.
That is something many small government proponents dont seem to put into their calculations, that is why austerity has failed around the globe, although you wont here that in the RT media.
so if we start with focusing on efficiency cutting.There is waste everywhere in government, lets get that straight.
All my Progressive friends know this as well as you conservatives, and we arent any more happy about it then you are. so we insist that ever depart ment on that list make internal 10 % budget cuts.
No one knows where the pork is better then the piggies themselves.
whatever approaches the specific dept. deem effective is on the table as long as it acheives the 400 billion savings. mandatory salary reductions,Government vehicles, expense accounts first class flight,all of it.
But just as every department must pony up, so too must everyone within the dept.
That means not only every employee, but the Secretary of ED. gets a 10% reduction too and every last person within the Buerocrasy down to the mail room worker.
we obviosly need to raise the social safety net ages, but provide for a petitioning for people who are not able to work to get it at the 65 age.
But then means test all programs.
NO ONE WITH 500 MILLION IN THE BANK SHOULD GET A SINGLE PENNY OF TAX MONEY TO FUND THEIR RETIREMENT.
then we need to accept that healthcare must be regulated or socialized.
costs cant be allowed to continue to outpace everything else.
some people want to eliminate the employment based sytem, some want single payer, but controlling medical costs will not be achievd through market forces alone.
any other savings that need to be met after whatever the projections from thos actions would be, should be taken from defense.
If we do those things that ARVPats suggested and some version of the things I laid out, and lastly built a renewable energy grid.
This country would take off like a rocket, of prosperity.
what everyone needs to understand is that six industries stand in the way of all the changes we all want.
The military industrial complex
The Ins. Industry
they conspire against our efforts to move forward, becasue forward DOESNT INCLUDE THEM BEING IN CONTROL.
stop buying into the LT.RT. B.S. we are the cause of our problems,and we are the solution.
STORK WAS RIGHT!
Mcfadden is useless