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Hana wrote:DaCrum wrote: "small government"
Want to muscle in one teeny, tiny point here. "Small government" does not mean small government. It means small Federal government.Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States wrote:The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
DaCrum wrote:But that's the thing. The people I see pushing the idea of "small government" aren't saying at all reducing the Federal government; they're saying reducing the government. Overwatch, service, anything that they think can be cut they'll try.
Bitchin'! That actually doesn't sound half bad.Hana wrote:The Fed could reduce much of the debt by phasing out the social programs such as medicaid and SSI and letting the STATES handle those. Privatize the space programs and other "extraneous" programs and let the Federal budget be only military and government costs.
Yeah, I know, right? They keep telling rich people to pay their fair share, and then they go ahead and raise their own salaries. Can you say "pretentious?"Hana wrote:(speaking of which, those could be cut down by reducing some of the government salaries, such as Senatorial salaries. Why the hell do they need $174,000 a year when my family of 3 can subsist on $17,000 gross a year? Bullshit.)
Hell yes.Hana wrote:Let the states handle their shit, man. That's what this country was supposed to be.
DaCrum wrote:Rich people do need to pay their fair share. They pay the lowest taxes in the entirety of the US.
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