It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by TheImmaculateD1
Time to decide what is more imporant for everyone right here right now.
This is a continuation on the debt ceeling talks currently being conducted stateside whereas the GOP wants to keep tax breaks, cuts and corporate welfare for the rich going while the Dems want to keep Social Service programs going like Social Secuirty, Medicaid/Medicare, keeping civil service workers employed.
What is more imporant to everyone here, tax breaks for the rich or maintaining social services which has served as our nation's backbone for nearly 80 years now?
A - Continued tax breaks, cuts and corporate welfare for the rich?
B- Financing social service programs by eliminating tax breaks and corporate welfare?
Stay on topic please and any post that tries to continue the "Left-v-Right" paradigm going will be ignored.
edit on 15-7-2011 by TheImmaculateD1 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by brokedown
You are falling for a Divide & Conquer tactic.
Wake up !
In economic since both of these issues are just BS. Don’t fall for the diversion, you are much more intelligent that that.
The United States Government just create dollars out of thin air, so you do not have to cut spending on social programs and Taxation just removes these phony dollars from circulation.
The Government’s budget does not work the way your personal budget works.
You have only a limited amount of dollars and must make choices how to allocate your resources so they have the greatest effect.
Not so when you look at the budget of the United States. They can create the dollars as needed.
Taxation only removes dollars from circulation, so the ponzie scheme last longer.
When any Nation does not back their currency with something of real value, i.e. gold (or any other commodity) that Government can just create currency at will. The only issue now is inflation, and de-valuation , so you use methods to remove currency from circulation to help offset this effect, i.e. Taxation.
Originally posted by bekod
tax the rich, they have to much money and for what to make more money? enough is enough, pay your part.
Originally posted by David9176
Eliminating and cutting social programs right now will put this country deeper into a recession and will also increase unemployment.
The Bush tax cuts have proven that cutting taxes now is doing nothing to help this country's finances....or it's unemployment problems.
IMO....free trade is what we really should be focusing on as that is where much of this problem is stemming from. Yes, we need to do something about war spending...but neither side is willing to do that right now....that is why it's not an option (although I wish it was).
Now that we're gettin somewhere, you know we got to give back
For the youth is the future no doubt that's right and exact
Squeeze the juice out, of all the suckers power
And pour some back out, so as to water the flowers
This world is ours, that's why the demons are leary
It's our inheritance; this is my robbin hood theory... robbin hood theory
I seek sun, deceive none, for each one must teach one
At least one must flow and show the structure, of freedom
It's me dunn, cause petty things we don't need 'em
Let's focus to create somethin great, for all that sees them
They innocent, they know not what they face
While politicians save face genius minds lay to waste
If I wasn't kickin rhymes I'd be kickin down doors
Creatin social change and defendin the poor
The god's always been militant, and ready for war
We're gonna snatch up the ringleaders send em home in they drawers
But first where's the safe at? let's make em show us
And tell em hurry up, give up the loot that they owe us
We bringin it back, around the way to our peeps
Originally posted by sweetliberty
I was never given employment from a poor person.