What I’d do about the fiscal cliff

December 21, 2012
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Since I asked you what you’d do, it’s only fair that I tell you what I’d do: I’ve already explained my choice.

17 Responses to What I’d do about the fiscal cliff

  1. Ripley on December 22, 2012 at 4:41 am

    On the defense side, many federal contractors are already holding off on hiring and projects, waiting to see what Congress does, Fuller said. The spending reductions could cost 325,700 jobs, including 48,100 civilian Department of Defense employees. Suppliers and vendors that depend on military contractors could also shed 282,400 jobs.

    Boy, that’s going to be really great for the housing markets/economy in a lot of red states and Rep congressional districts. Great plan Poli!

    • Get a clue on December 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      People like you led to the downfall of Greece and Spain. Wake up to reality bub.

  2. Ripley on December 22, 2012 at 4:44 am

    “there would be a 9.4% cut to discretionary defense spending, such as overseas operations and weapon systems.”

    I forgot this. Got a defense plant in your district?

    • Get a clue on December 22, 2012 at 11:08 pm

      Hey, dimbulb, repeat after me: “We don’t have a revenue problem — we have a SPENDING PROBLEM.”

      Seriously, what part of that basic concept are so slow to grasp?

  3. Rafael on December 22, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Ripley, one could make that kind of argument for any cut in spending. A job here, a hundred there, a thousand another place. So you are giving no solutions.

  4. Ripley on December 22, 2012 at 7:13 am

    It looks like Dems get minor cuts in some services like head start which doesn’t hurt them economically, but Rep areas lose lots of good paying defense jobs. While Dems favorite programs like medicaid are untouched by cuts. Repubs were bozos for agreeing to this scheme in the first place. And which voters suddenly decide to start voting Republican after this happens?

  5. artist on December 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

    We are not going to fix our fiscal problems. It will fix itself.

    Like the guy at Macro Analysts says, faster, cheaper, better, always wins in the end.

    Wait for the self-correction, it’s coming and it will be painful.

    I simply cannot pop enough corn.

  6. ken_phd on December 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Poli:

    Once, just once, I like to have a GOP politician get up and speak the truth.

    We cannot spend money we do not have nor can we borrow money that our children can never pay back. To continue to do so will cause our currency to become worthless. In order to fix the the country must accept a 5% real reduction in all programs each year until the debt is retired (Social Security included) Nothing is off the table. All tax subsidies will be eliminated.

    It’s the only way. All this talk about the so called fiscal cliff is gibberish.

    • Get a clue on December 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      True, but 5% isn’t enough – even if it cuts everything across the board. We don’t truly start to make a dent until there are double digit % cuts per year across the board — no exceptions. none.

      • Ripley on December 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm

        And Republicans have never done that, ever. Not Reagan, not W Bush – no exceptions. None.

        • artist on December 23, 2012 at 7:16 am

          Yep.

          That’s why I said we won’t fix this.

          It *will* fix itself.

        • KevPB on December 24, 2012 at 12:31 am

          That’s an excuse, not a plan.

          The lefty communists are counting on a lot of non-thinking lemmings like Ripley.

  7. ken_phd on December 23, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Get a clue in December:

    “True, but 5% isn’t enough”

    Yes it is. I am talking about 5% sequential cuts every year, 1st year spend 5% less than last year. The following year impose an additional 5% cut. You cut the monster down by 5% per year. Its quite doable. It gives the participants of entitlements plenty of notice on getting alternate means of income.

    • The Trolls on December 24, 2012 at 4:25 am

      Speaking of entitlements, when are the bedrock red states going to pull themselves off the federal dole?

      We could save a lot of money by stopping the flood of federal money from blue states to red.

      Red state welfare is the conservative’s Big Bird, they just love it.

      • Goonions on December 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

        If it is such a red state problem then why are states like CA in such a mess? That place is nothing but an entitlement state and moonbeam wants to keep on spending. The dems have been in charge of that place forever and they never saw a spending bill that they did not like. The entitle there are Illegals, teachers and public employee unions and you name it. You need to think about how you define entitlement. Wasn’t it Obama that also gutted welfare reform and last thing I knew those were hard-core blue voters.

        • KevPB on December 28, 2012 at 2:21 am

          Industry and Wealth are fleeing the leftist ‘blue’ entitlement states for a reason, but the libturd trolls are too busy memorizing talking points, which have no basis in actual reality, to comprehend why this is happening. The liberal left are the FOOLS who never learn from the mistakes made throughout history and so they are doomed to repeat them.

  8. ip727 on December 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

    We must never forget that a “cut” to a politician is a reduction in the planned increase, not a true cut at all.

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