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Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
Listen, I'm a Trump supporter, and I like many things he does, but I'm also a realist and not simply a blind loyalist. This spending is insane and our government is out of control.


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The federal government spent a record $3 trillion in the first eight months of the fiscal year and ran a deficit of $738 billion. Is there a federal agency or department you would eliminate? If so, what is it?” The senator said, “We have a spending problem in this country and it concerns me greatly. The appropriations process has worked four times in 40 years." "We have to completely change the way budgets are developed here and restore fiscal sanity to this city," he added. This year, for the first time in American history, the federal government spent more than three trillion dollars within the first eight months of the fiscal year, which ends on September 30. This put the federal government at a deficit of $738 billion with that spending


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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
Trump is doing work. The scum is dc is deep.

Just yesterday it was reported trump reduced the production of f35 by 25%.

Things won’t change overnight. Keep your jacket on.


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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
We have an entitlement problem. Welfare, food stamps, section 8, fake disability recipients, etc. Half the country is a drain on the country and the other half can't make up for it.


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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
There no party or candidate out there for fiscal responsibility.

It's a completely abandoned principle.


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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
1) Department of Education
2) EPA
3) IRS
4) TSA
5) FEMA
6) Department of Energy
7) NSA/CIA (all intelligence should be handled by military)
8) DHS (should be absorbed by military)
9) FCC


What do I win?


NIH
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
Our military is still pretending it’s 1980 doesn’t help either


Revelator
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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There no party or candidate out there for fiscal responsibility. It's a completely abandoned principle.


Heck, I was pissed at Obama for spending a trillion a year. This is off the rails.


Revelator
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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1) Department of Education 2) EPA 3) IRS 4) TSA 5) FEMA 6) Department of Energy 7) NSA/CIA (all intelligence should be handled by military) 8) DHS (should be absorbed by military) 9) FCC What do I win?



There are more government workers now than ever. It's ridiculous


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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
Concern trolling is best trolling.

Like ANY Dem or R candidate is gonna do anything remotely better or more conservative with spending than POTUS Trump. What a fantasy. The alternatives and major contenders favor increased spending like Medicare/Medicaid for all, Guaranteed Basic Income for all, Free Stuff.


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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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The alternatives and major contenders favor increased spending like Medicare/Medicaid for all, Guaranteed Basic Income for all, Free Stuff.



What you are basically saying is that you are willing to accept the government spending 4 trillion a year because the other side would spend more. That's bad principles in my book and unacceptable.
And how is reporting facts trolling?
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Revelator
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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We have an entitlement problem. Welfare, food stamps, section 8, fake disability recipients, etc. Half the country is a drain on the country and the other half can't make up for it.


Lots of these politicians have offshore bank accounts and bailout plans to flee to other countries when they destroy America.
They remind me of looters who are trying to grab all they can before the police arrive
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
Trump is trying. But most of the spending is so entrenched it’s nearly impossible to reduce it


Revelator
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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Trump is trying. But most of the spending is so entrenched it’s nearly impossible to reduce it



But he's tripled the highest spending of Obama and that was too much. It's just hard to defend.


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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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We have to completely change the way budgets are developed here


This. Government budgets shouldn't be on projected revenues but on what was taken in in the prior fiscal year.


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jimmy the leg
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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We have an entitlement problem. Welfare, food stamps, section 8, fake disability recipients, etc


This x 1000


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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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Lots of these politicians have offshore bank accounts and bailout plans to flee to other countries when they destroy America.



When America is destroyed there won't be anywhere to run for long.


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MsState of mind
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
Trump is big on spending big on the military. I am all for eliminating waste first and DOD has a ton


Sidicous
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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That's bad principles in my book and unacceptable.
So what are you gonna do about it? How are you going to NOT accept it when it's the lowest cost choice presented?


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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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There are more government workers now than ever. It's ridiculous


And military spending is at an all time high and trump wants a larger budget next year


NYNolaguy1
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re: Our government spent 3 trillion in the first 8 months and still ran a deficit
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Just yesterday it was reported trump reduced the production of f35 by 25%.


25% of one program over the next ten years...

Thats a drop in the bucket compared to the day to day cashflow.


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