Date registered: Feb 2007
Location: Florida, USA
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It is really simple. Americans refuse to accept reality. What we need right now to fix things is a massive tax increase across the board. Sorry, Bush and Cheney have driven the national debt to the point where no other solution will work. We all know that the US government simply cannot restrain its spending. So a 10% tax increase for everyone, plus another 5% war tax, as long as we are in Iraq and Afghanistan (I am sure we would be out of there pretty damn quick if that tax was passed).
And yes, Obama is dreaming if he thinks he can fix things without substantial tax increases. Especially with all those additional social programs that he has in mind, including health coverage for everyone. Charging these expenses to future generations is nothing short of irresponsible.
And my hunch is that those tax increases are coming, sooner than later, despite all the electoral promises and all the rhetoric.
Last edited by p100; 05-11-2009 at 08:08 PM.