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originally posted by: NthOther
I don't know why everyone gets excited about paying off their parents' and grandparents' selfish excesses. Sure, it would be great to be out of debt, but...
I'm not responsible for this bulls#. I'm not paying for previous generations' wars and entitlements I never had the option of endorsing or rejecting, but am now stuck financing like some kind of damn born slave.
No thanks. Find someone else to bail you out, Gramps.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
Think of our children and our grandchildren.
Do you want them thinking the same thing about us that you just said about your grandfather? Or do you want them to thank us for making things better for future generations?
Because you owe a debt to people or things go poorly in bad directions and it will once again.The bible warns of not paying off debt.
originally posted by: imjack
a reply to: sdcigarpig
The answer is a paradox itself. Debt indirectly increases circulation, improving the economy. This isn't why we don't pay it, this is why we create it. The question is why pay it, if we consistently plan on creating it?
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: BlueAjah
You do know this wall is estimated to cost over 10 billion dollars. Increasing fees on the things you outlined won't put a dent into it. Not only that, what about the interest that will accrue on this 10 billion dollars? We won't exactly be paying for this in cash while receiving a small percentage of cash from these increased fees and the expected remittance from illegal wages (good luck on that one, most of it isn't on the books!)
originally posted by: queenofswords
Donald Trump's degree is in economics and he has decades in business and is an iconic negotiator and deal-maker. I would put his expertise up against just about anybody else nowadays. Lots of "teachers" and few "doers" like to act like they know what's what, but he is a doer and at this point, I believe his skill set is what we need in this country.