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If we cut government workers benefits in half do you think we could pay off our debt quicker?

The people who work in private industry most times pay for their own benefits and make less than those of the government worker. Why should my taxes pay for the benefits of someone who does the same job as I do. Is this not highway robbery? So, why not cut their benefits out and place them on the same level as the rest of us, use that money to pay off our debt and tell China to shove it?

Asked By: Conservative Christian - 9/7/2011
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We would have a better shot at it.....but keep in mind, it would have to be coupled with our government putting a lid on the cookie jar and not using those savings to spend on ridiculous stimuloot bills again. We have a huge spending problem, our government takes in more, they just hand out more in voting bloc goodies... More
Answered By: §§pecial Unicorn™ - 9/7/2011
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It will not solve the problem with debt, but it will help a little. Lets do it.
Answered By: Robert - 9/7/2011
 
Maybe, but good luck when you need a cop or someone to put your burning house out. And good luck getting a fair trial if you get sued or falsely accused of a crime.
Answered By: Lawgirl - 9/7/2011
 
Federal Government workers pay for part of their benefits also. There are also plenty of private sector employees who get their health benefits and others for free... More
Answered By: Bflowing - 9/7/2011
 
No.
Answered By: Jim - 9/7/2011
 
No. Here's how we can pay off the debt. TAX THE RICH. TAX CORPORATIONS THAT ARE SITTING ON TRILLIONS RATHER THAN INVESTING IT TO GROW THE ECONOMY. Use it or lose it!
Answered By: Jesus Hates You - 9/7/2011
 
Our taxes are the lowest they've been since the 50's IIRC. The taxes on the rich are the lowest they've ever been. Instead of taking the benefits from the low-middle class government worker to make everyone equally benefit-less, why not just tax the rich, who have more benefits than anyone?
Answered By: Cody - 9/7/2011
 
No. Not because that is not significant, but because our national debt is so incredibly huge. Folks do not really understand just how much $15 Trillion dollars is. Even if we're aggressive in cost cutting and our economy returns to increase revenue we couldn't possibly pay off the debt for centuries. Literally... More
Answered By: RitchWilliams - 9/7/2011
 
For people like census workers yes. The rest we need to put a time limit on how long a person can recieve government aid. Then cut it off.
Answered By: Tripp Smith - 9/7/2011
 
That sounds good, and I would cut unneeded spending and junk programs and use this money and any surplus to pay off the dept.
Answered By: Person in the world - 9/7/2011
 
Yes it would be a good place to start and I include congress and potus as well
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Answered By: Paul Grass™℠ - 9/7/2011
 
lol... you don't know people who work, do you? most people I know make MUCH more than public officals of the same level... More
Answered By: Dawn of the Zombie g - 9/7/2011
 
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