Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Pledge

The deficit is ridiculously out of control! I'm a liberal (a member of the supposed tax and spend democrats) and I find our governments spending irresponsible, and dangerous to the countrys' well being. I'd be curious to hear from any conservatives out there with their take on the subject. Of course everyones comments are welcome.


Blogger Brad said...

Seriously, WTF? It's INSANE that conservatives get away with calling liberals "fiscally irresponsible" while they engage in ridiculous deficit spending, all the while claiming that raising taxes actually results in less money for the government to spend. It feels like every Republican just runs the country into a hole, then a Democrat wins, barely digs the country out, just in time for another Republican to screw it all up again.

It feels like I'm living in goddamn Crazyville.

10/06/2005 1:34 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I could not run my household the way the government does. Can you say debt collection on line 2?

10/06/2005 9:45 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Ok. some good "points" with this post Leo. The Republicans passed so much "Pork B.S." its scary. I don't trust the Government with my money, both Liberal controlled and Republican controlled. Leave my dam pay check alone.

I have to comment on brad comment though: "ridiculous deficit spending, all the while claiming that raising taxes actually results in less money for the government to spend"...

The truth is rasing Taxes is not the answer. I live in NYC, how much more Taxes can we New Yorkers possible pay, its the Highest in the country... Under President Clinton, the tax rate climbed higher than at any time in history except in World War II. President Bush then came in and cut taxes for everyone. And guess what? Federal tax revenues will be more this year than at any time during the Clinton administration.

10/06/2005 4:08 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Well I don't know if raising taxes is the answer, but I sure think we need to do away with those tax cuts. Cutting taxes is great, but who in the world cuts taxes when they have a war on, and now a major natural disaster to recover from? I personally have always thought that the government taxes us too much, but I'd rather have my taxes go back to what they were under Clinton and have our nation debt free, than get a couple of hundred bucks off my taxes and watch the U.S. drown herself in debt.
How about instead of cutting the taxes of the top 1 or 2 percent of the country we tax these rich s.o.b.'s at a higher tax rate then the rest of us. After all they can afford it and are getting and staying wealthy off of America.
Brad I agree, Clinton never got the credit he deserved, especially not for leaving this country with the first budget surplus it had seen in how many years??!! Anyway, great comments--thanks.

10/06/2005 5:10 PM  

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