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Originally posted by Undertough
OK fair enough.
But then replace them with who?
What is the plan to guarantee we can replace them all with anyone better?
Otherwise I guess I am with you.
They aren't doing anything to earn their salaries so why should we go on paying them? Misconduct is an impeachable offense & they have all become extremely offensive.
Originally posted by groingrinder
Here is what I do not understand. We have a bunch of millionaires who could easily pay for their own health care out of their own pockets. Yet they get one of the best health care plans imaginable paid for by us the taxpayers all the while crying that they have to eliminate our social security, medicare and medicaid to balance the budget. It makes much more sense to me to make the millionaires pay for their own health care and let us keep our social security, medicare, and medicaid.
The Pentagon eats up almost one half of all the federal budget. Let's bring the troops home from Afghanistan, and Iraq and close one half of all the military bases, especially the ones overseas. That one move right there would probably balance the budget.
Originally posted by kno22
Everyone in Washington is pointing their fingers at everyone else in Washington and still there is nothing settled. We've all seen the news reports, heard the dire warnings, over and over again. A few weeks back my thoughts were they should all sit down, shut up & do their jobs. That boat has so sailed.
It has become more apparent by the hour that the folks we sent to Washington on our behalf are doing just about everything other then acting in our behalf. I don't think they can. They have taken the politics of fear and turned in inward in the form of a pissing contest. If this country can not take care of it's veterans, elderly & disabled then it's time for major reform. Pensions and homes people worked so hard for are slipping away. I think they are all guilty of gross misconduct and as such do not have the right to speak for anyone. Have those "on the Hill" taken a cut in pay? No. Of course not. Will they manage to work a pay raise in to some bill? Of course they will.
A couple of budget thoughts. Get us out of war in two countries that carry a price tag of around $10B a month. Stop the 'war on drugs'. That battle was lost before it got started. Contact all those bail out companies and tell them it's time to get out their check books. And more then ever our representatives should remember it is a honor to have been chosen. They aren't doing anything to earn their salaries so why should we go on paying them? Misconduct is an impeachable offense & they have all become extremely offensive.
I love this country. As I'm sure you do. But at this point I can anyone say they feel secure in our home'. [edits by]edit on 30-7-2011 by debates because: Caps Lock Title Edit[/edit by]
Originally posted by Patriot4Revolt
HOW ABOUT NO ONE PAYS THEIR SALARIES? IF THE PEOPLE ARE NOT GETTING BACK THE BENEFITS WE HAVE PAID FOR, WHY SHOULD GREEDY WEALTHY GOVERNMENT GET THAT MONEY TO LINE THEIR POCKETS?
NOT AT ALL WHAT OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED FOR.. TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY, STAND WITH YOUR COMPATRIOTS, ACCEPT THIS AS A DUTY OF BEING AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, AND MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN.
PHILADELPHIA SEPT 10TH INDEPENDENCE MALL