posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 10:16 PM
Originally posted by TheAngryFarm
reply to post by Mayson
Cutting all programs not specifically authorized by the Constitution would be a good place to start.
"Entitlements", the dept of education, eliminating all foreign aid, etc etc
Those would all be good places to start cutting.
I'm sure they have their place in helping the economy.
For example, foreign aid not only helps foster good relations with other countries and provides economic benefits to America. By providing aid, we
can help "friendly" leaders to stabilize their region providing closer ties with the US and fostering economic development of these regions. When a
third world country is stable enough, companies are able to build factories there which, of course, allows us to purchase cheaply made goods and
provides more white collar middle management jobs to the companies involved in the US.
Entitlements also likely provide a stimulus to the economy. The people that benefit from these programs aren't "saving" the money. They take the
government money, spend it on products and wait for the next check. This money not only provides revenue for the most deserving companies (i.e. the
ones that provide products people want), but provides jobs for all the people tangentially involved in the entitlement "industry". The government
gets some of this money right back in taxes, the people helped are kept happy, and jobs are created. If you cut programs like welfare out of the
loop, then you're only going to have more people out of work. Furthermore, the ones that are already out of work will be starving, homeless, on the
streets, and riotous. Companies will have to fire more people because they'll be moving less product. Also, the way our economy works, it depends
on keeping a certain percentage of people out of work so you need entitlements to keep these people alive and relatively happy. It would just be a
You can't skimp on education either. With all the unskilled labor moving to other countries, people need to have higher education in order to find
jobs. Which, in turn, helps the economy by providing better services and keeps more people out of the entitlement programs and functioning as
productive (not a drain) members of society.