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How do you cut taxes and cut spending?

The government(state and federal) spends money on things we all need.. law enforcement,roads and bridges,education,military,healthcare, jobs, etc. Things everyone wants. Cutting taxes would mean we would have less money to pay for all of these things. Our economy would shrink, our infrastructure would deteriorate,we would have no influence around the world, and we would become a third world country.

Asked By: Money - 5/14/2009
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First of all the Government dos not drive the economy, the private sector does. Every dollar that is paid to the government is one that can not be used to effectively grow the economy... More
Answered By: Bad Wolf - 5/15/2009
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Wait until its time to vote again.
Answered By: . - 5/14/2009
 
Taxing and making the wealthy pay their Fair Share worked for Clinton and it will work again.
Answered By: bluechristy - 5/14/2009
 
your missing the point your wealth is being wasted on wars - so lower tax rates and stop invading countries to spend less
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Answered By: φωτογράφος - 5/14/2009
 
We become a Third World Country by DEBT. Government produces nothing, Government consumes. Big Government means the end of the free enterprise system. It leeds to Third World Mentality. That is where we are headed.
Answered By: Dud - 5/14/2009
 
Unfortunately, government also spends an ess load of money on things we don't want and don't need. I say cut taxes, give the people their money, give the government less money to waste. The economy will boom, like it did in the 80's
Answered By: NeoLibs are Pathogens - 5/14/2009
 
Elect real Republicans, not "democrat lite" RINOs
Answered By: Jimmbbo - 5/14/2009
 
There are a few examples of cutting tax RATES but producing increased tax REVENUE. And government expenditure is hardly limited to "things we need" - there's a lot of waste, a lot of pork, a lot of entitlements.
Answered By: Alex - 5/14/2009
 
The govt also wastes more money then they spend on the things we really need. Pelosi spends over 1/4 of a million dollars almost every single weekend to fly home, all taxpayer money. Oboma just spent more than that to take photos of airforce 1, which could have been taken on the ground. And hang on to your hats, as... More
Answered By: rockpolisherc - 5/14/2009
 
Fuel taxes, property taxes, sales taxes....those are all apllied to those necessary items. Where exactly does your income tax go? I'll say it again don't pay it. Screw income tax.
Answered By: Tom Wopat's Army - 5/14/2009
 
No, you are wrong. Currently, the federal government is overshadowing state obligations through red tape that essentially ensures you are indebted at a federal level ALONG with at state level. FEDERAL taxes are out of control. They have been for years. Now we are being strong-armed into more. STATE government should... More
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Answered By: Õfficial Census Fakeя™ - 5/14/2009
 
Do the opposite of what Obama and his lovely band of steal from hardworking and give to the do nothings do.
Answered By: buttercup - 5/14/2009
 
Quite simple - cut things we need. We don't need a huge military. Military spending can be cut in half easily. Besides, that's one of those socialist programs - and we all know how much America hates socialist programs... More
Answered By: N dimentional brontosaur - 5/14/2009
 
They also spend money (lots of money) on things that we don't need. Cut ALL of that and we could cut taxes, spending across the board and probably increase services.
Answered By: Ari R - 5/14/2009
 
Cut taxes on businesses and you create more businesses and jobs. Create more businesses and jobs and you create more taxpayers. More taxpayers means a bigger taxpool. Cut individual taxes and people spend more money, helping business grow... More
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Answered By: J&J - 5/14/2009
 
To cut taxes and government spending, we need to bring the companies that received tax breaks if they operated out of country, back to America. They hire more people, more people pay taxes, and since they are working, with a good income, they become less reliant upon the government for assistance. The government will... More
Answered By: Jennifer R - 5/14/2009
 
Look, when you cut taxes, what are people gonna do with that extra bit of money? SPEND IT! This means people will have MORE money to pay for those things. The economy GROWS as a result of people's transactions. The problem is that the government is WAY too big, and has too much power to spend too much money. Our... More
Answered By: Scott - 5/14/2009
 
Amazing, how your rant hit all the hot topics. How about the not so hot topics... More
Answered By: Charles M - 5/14/2009
 
Government cannot provide everything... More
Answered By: KRO - 5/14/2009
 
The two biggest pork barrel projects we have right now are the military and interest to foreign debt. Get those two things under control and we can balance the budget without having to gut infrastructure.
Answered By: [O]peration [I]raqi [L]iberation - 5/14/2009
 
Wasteful spending, like U.S. taxpayer money for abortions for nontaxpayers that don't live in this country? Thats just one example.
Answered By: Papa Chester - 5/14/2009
 
No it doesn't, not at all. The more jobs that are created, the more people pay taxes, the more you can cut taxes. We have no tax money because thousands of would be employed workers are now soldiers spending fortunes to fight bush's oil wars, and then coming back wounded and needing care for the rest of their lives... More
Answered By: Bob H - 5/14/2009
 
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