reply to post by twistedlogic
I'm completely in agreement on the rational cuts, but I would hardly consider cutting NASA and science funding rational.
I think the most rational cuts would be to National Defense, ( Defense is important, but to much of what they include in these figures are offense,
which WE DO NOT NEED ) welfare/unemployment, and Medicaid and Medicare. Call me crazy, but i think medicaid and medicare should be COMPLETELY disposed
of. (At least for the time being) ( Why won't this ever happen? These projects line their pockets and keep the masses content and happy )
It wasn't even until '65 that medicaid and medicare were enacted. ( When did our debt start to explode exponentially? The 70's, coincidence? )
Medical insurance and medical care is a luxury, and it is simply one we cannot afford at the moment. It is not the government's responsibility to
insure healthcare to all of its people. Where's the government on insuring that i have a multimillion dollar home, private planes, frequent
vacations, and other luxuries? It accounts for practically 1/3 of the federal budget.
And because i know the argument is bound to come from you or someone else, no science is not a luxury. Well i guess you could consider it a luxury in
a stagnant nation, but if progress is your objective then it is absolutely not. Science and research are at the heart of every form of progress. But
alas, progress is not their objective, profit is....
Here's a link to our federal spending if anyone's interested. en.wikipedia.org...
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