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We don't have a deficit problem

Conservative David Frum nails it.

"The United States does not have a "deficit problem." It has an immediate economic underperformance problem (which depresses revenues) and it has a chronic healthcare overpayment problem (healthcare is the most important driver—at this point you could fairly say the only driver—of U.S. federal spending). Address those two concerns, and you are well on your way to a solution."

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alienated said about 2 years ago ...

Or create something like Obamacare, and you are well on your way to even bigger problems. This is funny. It reminds me of the "just buy a house" solution that Democrats came up with back in the late 70s and then it came back to crash our economy a couple of years ago. Got a deficit problem ... just declare that we really have some other kind of problem. God, I almost hope these are the end times. We are running out of people who have a brain. Maybe that is how zombies got into our national psyche. Those who can see the future (like the Mayans?) could see brainless people walking around and thought they were zombies, but they are actually just Liberals, Democrats, and Socialists.

reckoner said about 2 years ago ...

buy a house? Man, your reality distortion field is strong. Debunking your points is like shooting fish in a barrel.

alienated said about 2 years ago ...

Yes, this is just another situation that makes people like Bush look like RINOs. I did not say the intentions were not good, but any time the federal government gets overly involved in anything, that thing gets skewed and starts going bad. Just wait until we start seeing all the ramifications of Obamacare. But I suppose you will down-play that as well. Anyway, Bush was talking about simplifying the home buying process, getting rid of the fine print, making closings easier, and so on. That is not the same thing as MANDATING that home loan institutions (like banks and savings and loans) make loans to just anyone, whether they can qualify or not. You cannot give people stuff. That is the bottom line. It not only wrecks the economy, it wrecks people's self esteem and warps their sensibilities. No one respects a young adult that lives off their well-to-do parents. Why would we respect anyone living off their Uncle Sam? Why would they respect themselves? And please do not think that I think a big, bloated federal government run by a Republican is any better than a big, bloated federal government run by a Liberal / Democrat / Socialist. The operative term is "big, bloated federal government". You think that government is magically good when a Democrat is president or Democrats control congress. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Government is usually tollerable when a Republican is president because they are USUALLY trying to do away with government involvement, simplifying the process, getting rid of the fine print, and so on. Liberals / Democrats / Socialists like Obama are ALWAYS trying to make things more complicated and make each of us more dependent on their big, bloated government programs.

reckoner said about 2 years ago ...

"any time the federal government gets overly involved in anything, that thing gets skewed and starts going bad."

Weren't you one of the people who supported the idea that the federal government could spread democracy in the middle east through trillions of dollars of war? Can you be consistent?

alienated said about 2 years ago ...

I never wanted us to go to war. However, the military / national defense is one of the things the federal government is actually supposed to do, like securing our borders. It is funny that Liberals / Democrats / Socialists want the federal government to do all the things it should not do and not do all the things it should do. And let me clarify something for you ... we DO have a deficit problem. I will agree that we also have a healthcare overpayment problem, which is due to helathcare insurance, which causes medical inflation. And guess how Obama has pretended to solve the problem ... by MANDATING that everyone buy healthcare insurance. That is like getting a bad burrito from a street vendor, puking your guts out, and the vendor offers you a free burrito as compensation. Even a fifth grader can understand that ... right?

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