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Ask your congressional candidates.
What is our current national debt?
How much money do we owe when it comes to unfunded promises? Isn't that debt as well?
Do you believe that our current budget deficit and unfunded liabilities are serious problems that need to be addressed?
What is the amount that we owe in terms of unfunded liabilities like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security? How do you plan to pay for these liabilities—and how do you plan to deal with the fact that they are growing every day?
How much do we owe in terms of promises made to retirees, to seniors, and in terms of future health care? Are any of these promises funded? With what money?
How much will the promises that you're making in your campaign cost? How will you fund these proposed programs?
How do you plan on funding benefits for the Baby Boomers who are now beginning to retire?
Do you have a plan when it comes to balancing the budget? What is it?
When you make proposals for new programs, do those proposals include how much the programs will cost, how they would be funded, and with what money?
Will you raise taxes or cut spending in other areas to fund your proposed programs? Which specific taxes would you raise? Which specific programs would you cut?
How will our unfunded liabilities impact future generations?
Originally posted by HauntWok
reply to post by smithjustinb
Believe it or not, you DO have a say so in everything this country does.
It's called being active in your Representative Democracy.
Write, call, and meet with your Senators and Representatives often.
and you will just end up with another puppet in office.
But what good would that really do? People do that all the time, and we are still in conflicts that the majority don't want to be in. THE MAJORITY DON'T WANT TO BE IN THEM AND WE ARE STILL IN THEM. That should be proof that democracy is dead.
You can man up, take some personal responsibility and start participating in your government and stop acting like a prima donna. It's your government, always has been, always will be. But your voice doesn't count for squat if you don't use it. They aren't mind readers, they are going by what lobby groups and old people who do participate tell them what to do.