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The End of Free Lunchism ??

Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at 12:35 PM

I found a short tidbit in a recent Readers Digest and decided to find the article it was based on. I'll put the link at the end of the article, but first a few thoughts.

In the past, I have challenged those on the blogs to find a solution to the deficit by naming exact programs to eliminate or modify and exactly what the savings would be. Once again I issue the challenge, find 1.5 TRILLION dollars in a budget of almost 3.8 TRILLION dollars that can be cut. Be exact if you can. Even a close approximation of saving will do. Rhetoric wont feed the bulldog, dollars will. Please be sure to think about the political, social and moral consequences of your suggestions. Please read the whole article before commenting.

This is the first of several blogs yet to come.


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@ Conservative: i use to think this away to until recently when i became paralyzed from the waitst down. I am still able to work some but i know the day is coming when i can't and when that day comes i know i will have to rely on those programs. You are right in that we did not have these programes before and did just fine but back then everyone in the community would help take care of you and that is what we are missing today. I think there is to much abuse and hands in the cookie jar in all of these programs, so they just need to be fixed.

-- Posted by CrazieKids on Thu, Jan 5, 2012, at 12:36 PM

Social Security, Medicare, Medicade and welfare. All federal support for charities and causes.

Let people stand on their own two feet. Your welfare is you and your families problem, not mine. If I choose to help you it is my choice, not the government's job or responsibilty. If you choose to have kids, you support them WIC, is ridiculous if cant feed your kids use a condom.

We survived as a country long before any of these programs were in place, and can survive without them now. Make your own in this world. Plain and simple. I have my retirement plan set, money in the bank and work hard for a good days wage. I am not worried about my future because I plan for it now.

-- Posted by Conservative on Fri, Dec 30, 2011, at 10:17 PM

That should be interesting.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 1:58 PM

I stumbled on a website a few months back about an industry that I saw yesterday is growing richer faster than congress men and women are..

I'll post my ideas about that later.

But it does have to do with free rides on eveyone's dollars.

-- Posted by wh67 on Wed, Dec 28, 2011, at 1:45 PM

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I'm an almost 61 year old transplant from California 6 1/2 years ago. I work in road construction, those dastardly flaggers. My family roots go back to New England farms, not the big city. The last town I lived in when in California grew from 16K to 40K in 10 years, and that was enough to drive me out. I don't engage in or tolerate name calling. Name calling reduces an adult discussion to grade school play yard level. I have never served in the military, but have family members who have, dating back to WW1. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am neither extremely Liberal or Conservative. I am raising my 16 year old grandson, not what I expected at this age, and dealing with those issues as well as my health and near retirement which are 2 things I intend to talk about. I decided to try my hand at this thanks to the warm welcome I have received on Mike's blog. When I take a position, I will defend it until I am shown that I am mistaken, and when that happens, I apologize. There are other things about me that will come out over time I'm sure.