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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    Well, for one thing, big corporations aren't paying their fair share.

    Ms. Babba,

    40 years ago called. They want their whine back.

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    1. Get government out of the healthcare business.
    2. Lower corporate tax and no federal income tax.
    3. No federal department of education, and remove all employee unions from the federal government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5 stringer View Post
    1. Get government out of the healthcare business.
    2. Lower corporate tax and no federal income tax.
    3. A federal sales tax.
    corporate income tax, at current rates, is 9% of the federal revenue. therefore, they should get 9% of the say as to what government says. fair is fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWahoo View Post
    I would start by stopping the use of base line budgeting and use some form of zero based budgeting for governmental appropriations. The need for expenditures must be more than that's what was spent last year.

    While I would agree that there must be a health care safety net for all, that does not require a government operated single payer system. If one can provide for themselves they should be allowed to do so and why should taxpayers finance them.

    I agree that professional education should be available for all, but that does not mean college for all; it would include technical schools and apprenticeship programs. Taxpayer funded education should be limited to those needed skilled professions. Taxpayers should not fund some liberal arts program where students study door knobs and write papers on the sex life of door knobs.

    I agree that social programs are needed, but we should stop throwing good money after bad, the answer to our concerns is not to just throw more money at them. We need to evaluate our programs to insure that they are achieving the desired results, end and replace when necessary or amend. We need programs that will get people out of poverty, not merely subsidize poverty.
    okay and thank you. we disagree on healthcare. a healthy population is an efficient population. as with Medicare, which we all will need as we age, being healthy as you age results in less care when you get older. I'm getting old. fortunately, I have few health problems even though I didn't keep up with my care. but. genetics also plays a role. my thought is all pay, all get care at a certain level. this ha s quite interesting effect. no longer is healthcare tied to a particular employer. people are freer to find a job that suits them as they can. a flat tax, which would supersede Medicare (all current forms of government sponsored healthcare are combined). do you know how much we spend, federally, on Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans care per year?

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