Jan 24, 2013 1:22AM
Don't you know?  It's all the unions fault.  Just ask any "good" Republican.  They don't want anyone to pay taxes, especially the wealthy.  Why, they create jobs.  Don't you know that?  It's just the dead beat, lazy people who want government hand outs that are the problem.  A bloated military, corporate welfare are good things.  It's "entitlements" like social security, medicare, medicaid, school lunches and student loans that are the problem.  If we could just get rid of all those welfare leaching, illegal foreigners we'd be fine.  But most of all, don't make ME pay for anything.  I EARNED all my money by hard work, skill, diligence, intelligence.  I did it all by myself.  No one ever gave me anything and you may not have any of it.   
What a load of dung!  Pay up, you greedy,  small minded, petty people.  You're destroying the country.
Jan 24, 2013 1:17AM
Jan 24, 2013 1:14AM
You wanted a  $5 Trillion Dollar War on easy credit.  Why cry now ?
Jan 24, 2013 1:09AM
When will America wake up? What's it gonna take? 40.000.000 Illegals, sucking up public money! Runaway outsourcing our GDP to China, The EPA crippling any attempts to rebuild our industries, and a government that is so busy blaming each other for the problems, HOW can the problem be fixed? And the worst problem is that WE THE PEOPLE, have the power to change it! Put down the smart phone and pay attention people! Start telling these comedians in Washington that OUR future comes first! That heir job is America, and Americans, period! White,  black, yellow, red ,Christian,Jew, whatever! Stop pandering to the rest of the world, they could give a damn about US! If you don't have a social security # get out or starve. You are entitled to nothing! Immigrate legally like my people did! Make it, build it in the US, or pay SEVERE penalties. Hire illegals, go to prison! You are criminals as well. Quit raping our future. Tell Washington to tell the truth, instead of staging a giant, scripted reallity show! Oh, hell, it's no use, is it? The Bill of Rights. Remember that from school? Oh yeah, it's written in English, and if you wanted to become a citizen,you had to learn to read it that way! WHAT HAPPENED?
Jan 24, 2013 1:09AM

The Reason DC Can't Fix The Budget...  THEY DON'T HAVE TO.  These people think they walk on water and they take what they want while we (ALL of us) get left holding the bag.  EVERYONE OF THEM - NO MATTER WHAT PARTY - SHOULD BE KICKED OUT OF OFFICE.  THEY'RE NOT DOING THE JOB THEY ARE BEING PAID TO DO.


Jan 24, 2013 12:57AM

What to do? How about an impeachment for Obama for seriously overreaching for starters. Then work our way down through the Senate and the House. We really need to do this, because if any of us try to live beyond our means, we would be in jail. How about having a budget? And actually following it for a change?  

Jan 24, 2013 12:56AM
  Instead of everyone donating to their own charities why not donate money directly to the debt. If a million millionaires donated $10,000 each, wouldn't that help? Better yet 100,000 billionaires kick in a million each. Thank you, thank you very much!!!
Jan 24, 2013 12:30AM
They should be looking at all the money being given to oil companies and big ag just because they have huge lobbyists who threaten the politicians.  They don't need any money from the government (tax payers), they're doing just fine on their own. 

There also needs to be a way to entice people to make the right choices (diet and exercise) to reduce the health care costs.  The only way to entice people is thru their pocketbooks.  Maybe people who have chronic illnesses due to obesity and smoking should pay more when they go to the doctor.  I pay a fortune for medical insurance and I avoid doctors like the plague  (56 yrs old and have no illnesses). 

The politicians should never have been allowed to touch social security.  It was not their money to play with.  Actually, politicians should have to survive on social security and medicare the same as the general population.  Maybe they wouldn't be so fast to try to take it away.  Why do they get different benefits? 
Jan 24, 2013 12:25AM

There is only 1 answer why it cant be fixed


O B A M A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 24, 2013 12:24AM



Your goal is to achieve 60% of GDP by 2021




The Debt will reach 60% of GDP in 2020.

Under the current scenario, the debt will not reach 60% of GDP by 2030.

Dollars in Billions that you need to cut to get under 60% of the GDP by 2021


Savings Relative to Current Law in Billions
Savings Relative to Current Policy in Billions



Where did my savings come from?
Budget Path
Social Security
Other Spending
Tax Expenditures


Savings in Billions


Revenue Spending:

Savings in Billions (excluding choices made in Budget Path)
Your Results: Stabilize the Debt

You reduced the debt to 51% of GDP in 2020, and kept it at a sustainable level through 2030.




Jan 24, 2013 12:19AM
The whole country is relying on entitlement- the politicians that dont work , the recipients that dont contribute- the lobbyists who demand special treatment ,  Companies that dont produce anything in their own country.The rich who dont want to pay their fair share of taxes ... how can a country be productive when nothing is produced anymore? How can revenues be collected ? Everyone is milking the system here - we are all to blame.
Jan 24, 2013 12:16AM

The new generations are bad educated, lazys, stupids zombies, their teachers are lazys (but good union workers)) the future so far look NO GOOD wen the old genration go to retirement the country may be colapse, we depend more and more from people from overseas now

Jan 24, 2013 12:12AM
Taxes for all the high and mighties, taxes for all who think they are better than the poor and middle classes, and taxes for all those who beleave god will save them from taxes. (The last part was only a wish made by the Koch brothers.
Jan 24, 2013 12:08AM
Its sad the healthcare in the good old USA  is a problem and yet 1/2 the country is a big fat PIG.

Loose some weight get below 30 BMI  and help yourself and this country.

Jan 24, 2013 12:07AM
Ever wonder if you could "cash out" all your social security and medicare money you paid into the GOV since you started working around your earley 20,s and stopped working around 60 years of age, then added interest into this mix? 
Jan 24, 2013 12:06AM
Take the Billions we give to countries that want to kill us,drop the U.N, and forget the IMF and, Social Security for the people that paid into it their entire working life can live without worry. The Government took their money and spent it. How can Obama grow this welfare state for those that cross our borders and get on the dole. And He will threaten our seniors who played by the rules and are being threatened and rationed by Progressive Democrats..
Jan 24, 2013 12:04AM
I do blame the people of America for not voting out the Democrates and Republicans and voting for a new one party system so we all can start a new.
Jan 23, 2013 11:57PM

Washington can't fix the budget because they don't control it. Our government is a Plutocracy controlled by foreign money. Just look at the election and how much money came from outside sources. Look at the money we're pissing away fighting foreign wars instigated by the bystanders. Why do we support Israel to the tune of 10 billion or more annually. Is it for their oil? Is it for any natural resource? It's nice of them to give our PACs back some of the money they pandered from us under the guise of military aid. What the hell do the need military aid for anyway? 

Jan 23, 2013 11:48PM
Not a very accurate analysis.  It is the same old Republican garbage where spending is fine when it goes to their rich buddies.  When not in control the Republicans squeal like litte piggies being weaned from the teet.  Ann Rivlin, a reputable economist has given the correct argument a number of times and it is nothing like this investor-banker type analysis.
Jan 23, 2013 11:48PM
Same as it ever was... The cost of living keeps going up, while the quality of life keeps going down!
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