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Scaling back the federal government to a large extent, and still continuing to collect taxes would sure help the debt faster than continuing to spend MUCH more than is being brought in. I would not even hold it against Paul if he did decide to do that.
Originally posted by David9176
I agree. The debt has to brought down....but after it finally became eliminated..or close to being eliminated..taxes should then be decreased. Social Security and Medicare are gigantic problems as well....contributing to our 53 trillion debt. I'm not really sure how that should be handled. I'd like to think that with huge cuts in federal taxes it would make it easier to help slowly ease people off of these programs as it would put more money in their pockets. The road would be a tough one...but i think it could be done.
[edit on 14-1-2009 by David9176]
Well, fine... I could deal with something being done about Social Security and Medicare, if something is done about illegals getting free welfare and medical and everything else, too!
Hey, don't get me wrong... Ron Paul agreed with LOCAL taxes, only. Because this is what keeps fire trucks and schools running. Shame, that was one of the biggest things to scare voters away from him. I think they seriously thought it would become a society of anarchy, since with no taxes there would be no police, no schools, no money to upkeep roads for driving, etc. Lame. lol
I would be absolutely grateful, and enormously thankful if we had the chance for a Constitutionalist to SERVE US, as president. In that respect, Ron Paul would be the only one with any respect for this country's ideals. (Yeah, there was a couple other 3rd party guys, too)