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CowboyPride
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Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?

Seems like everybody wants it and wants everybody else to pay for it.

I'd like to hear what you have or receive as an individual that you would be willing to give (increasing revenue) or give up (decreasing expenses) in order to reduce our debt?

I'll go first.

1. I get a home mortgage interest deduction I could live without.

2. I could prob. afford to pay my healthcare post tax.

3. I could volunteer my time and services at an organization that relies primarily on government funding to reduce need.

4. Assist more in supporting my elderly relatives in order make a public safety net sustainable.

I'm sure there are alot more. How could you make an impact?


ehidal1
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Vote these pieces of shite out of office. Washington is the one that needs to sacrafice, not the taxpayers.


udtiger
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
Let the government sacrifice first, then we'll talk.


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wickowick
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
The only way to do it is to grow the GDP, grow the pie... That will only happen with a pro business climate....

ETA- The EPA, the DOE, IRS, ATF, income taxes (go to a sales tax) that should get us started...
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Radiojones
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
So you think that if we all just give Washington more that they will use it to reduce the debt and not just spend it on additional things?


WikiTiger
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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What Will You Sacrafice?


I didn't incur the debt. Why do you expect me to sacrifice?


Alahunter
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
I would sacrifice completely... welfare.. social security and green programs. Out of debt in no time


Eta- didn't read all the way. I'm not on welfare or drawing ss benefits or bilk with a green program.
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ugasickem
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
I would sacrifice my federal income tax in favor of a nationwide consumption tax. LINK
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wickowick
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
I bet this isn't going quite the way the OP was expecting...


HempHead
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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I didn't incur the debt. Why do you expect me to sacrifice?


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Lsut81
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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I'd like to hear what you have or receive as an individual that you would be willing to give (increasing revenue) or give up (decreasing expenses) in order to reduce our debt?


NOTHING until spending is cut and more people are brought into the tax system.

I think I speak for the board when I say that a majority of us here are the 47% that actually pay federal income taxes. We aren't the problem.


rsande2
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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I bet this isn't going quite the way the OP was expecting...


I bet your right


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CowboyPride
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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Vote these pieces of shite out of office.


Paraphrased: Play an active role in the democratic process to promote fical responsibility.



ugasickem
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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I bet this isn't going quite the way the OP was expecting...


I'm quite sure of it.


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geauxtigers87
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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NOTHING until spending is cut and more people are brought into the tax system.

I think I speak for the board when I say that a majority of us here are the 47% that actually pay federal income taxes. We aren't the problem.




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UGATiger26
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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Vote these pieces of shite out of office.




Paraphrased: Play an active role in the democratic process to promote fical responsibility.


He said it more succinctly than you
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CowboyPride
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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I didn't incur the debt. Why do you expect me to sacrifice?


If your a citizen the reality of the situation is its your debt.


HempHead
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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Play an active role in the democratic process to promote fical responsibility.


This isn't going to happen.


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HempHead
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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If your a citizen the reality of the situation is its your debt.


I may suffer the consequences of a devalued dollar, but no one is going to come knocking on my door for my share of the 16+ trillion.


CowboyPride
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re: Creating a Debt Free America Pt. 1 - What Will You Sacrafice?
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I would sacrifice completely... welfare.. social security and green programs. Out of debt in no time


Never gonna happen real world. Besides people pay into social security. So your willing to give up what you paid in? That would be a good sacrafice.


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