10 things the US could sell off

The nation is facing a huge challenge in getting its massive debt under control. Here are some creative ideas for stemming the red ink.

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Feb 1, 2013 10:50PM
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What we need to do is stop supporting

other countries

illegal immigrants

every woman who gets pregnant

every person who does not feel like working

we need to

trim the political herd    ( way too many politicians ) 

stop giving them lifetime benefits for a year of service  ( where else can you get that ) ?

Downsize and get rid of unrealistic benefits that exist nowhere else

Lets stop acting like we have unlimited funds

yet we are willing to take money from our seniors and push up retirement so we can make the fat even fatter .

 

Feb 1, 2013 11:29PM
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How about we stop giving money and aid to all these other countries that hate us,  and instead put it back into building our own country's infrastructure.  
Feb 1, 2013 9:53PM
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Sell the pension fund that Congress is entitled to recieve, and sell it to wall street. This way, the same Wall Street gred that bankrupted the rest of us, can do the same to Congress
Feb 1, 2013 9:01PM
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We need to pawn Washington D.C. and every politician in it.  Enough already!

Feb 1, 2013 9:39PM
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What the U.S. could sell? ....it has already sold its soul.
Feb 2, 2013 1:18AM
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Look at the paychecks of govt. officials. I say we should do some cutting there instead of selling off national landmarks and such.
Feb 1, 2013 11:04PM
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How about selling Mexicans.We'll never run out!They're the ones who helped us get this debt,and now they want citizenship.Horse baloney!This Nation should get back on track,throw out illegals,and the ACLU!Cut everyone off of free medicaid babies,and cut back on foodstamps,which,by the way,can be cashed for drug money,beer,or smokes!There is no reason we should borrow money from China,except we are way too lazy to work here,and way too greedy to make any products here! It is going to do much more than bankrupt us,we are going to collapse totally for lack of leadership! The funny thing is,we voted for it.
Feb 1, 2013 9:26PM
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Can't sell the White House..already owned by Muslims & Chinese.
Feb 1, 2013 10:46PM
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People we can fix are economy if we just bring back American industry, That will provide jobs, Tax revenue and Stop us paying for Comi Red Chinese Army,,,,,,,,SIMPLE      TARRIFF RED CHINA       BUY AMERICAN,       DRILL HERE DRILL NOW....... Free Trade is not free It cost jobs and Global warming(for the libs) RED CHINESE CRIMINALS.
Feb 1, 2013 10:44PM
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All oil off the coast of the U.S. (gulf, Alaska, etc.) is oil owned by the American people.  Create a national oil company like China did and pass legislation that all American oil must be sold to our national oil company.  Build 2 more refineries, one for each coast, require that a minimum of 2 years reserves must be maintained, and then sell all the surplus in the world market.  We'd lower gas prices, making everyone benefit at the pump, thereby increasing money flow and jump-starting our economic engine, the working class of Americans!  All the sales to other nations would wipe out our national debt in a short time.  Would it work?  You bet it would.  But we all know that the money-hungry super-rich money mongers aren't going to go for it and they are the ones who control everything.  And it wouldn't be any blow to private enterprise in America.  How many domestic oil companies are there now in America?  Truth is, it would work great.
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how about just cutting spending go with the penny plan and reduce the size of government?
Feb 1, 2013 10:38PM
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 We need to bring back when American industry from the enemy Comi Red China,,,,OPEN your eyes people Free Trade is the cause of all our economic ills. We had 200 years of regulated trade that made us the richest country on earth and 20 years of so called Free Trade to destroy the American economy. Wealth is created by manufacturing and we have exported our wealth creation to the enemy. Its simple math, we cant import more than we export.  FREE TRADE can not work because all other countries will act strategicly in their favor. We must act in our favor, The founding fathers put a Tarriff British goods to promote manufacturing in the colonies. Free Trade only works well in theory,,,,Like Socialism,,,,STOP THE MADNESS..............STOP FREE TRADE  FOR THE USA
Feb 2, 2013 3:06AM
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Are you kidding me?  Absolutely not!  Congress needs to pay the debt they created partly through ending the ridiculous amount of money and perks we pay them and partly through ending all the ridiculous foreign and domestic policies and programs they milk us for.  Stop sending our money to foreigners!  Stop supporting illegal immigrants and lazy welfare recipients.  Stop it now!  Pack it up and leave our embassies vacant.  Expel all foreign diplomats.  End it now.  Bring in the reins!  Close the borders!  Enough!

Feb 2, 2013 1:16PM
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Sell Obama, Biden, Hilary Clintion, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and John Bohneir!  Oh I forgot, they are worthless!

 

Please notice I picked from both parties!

Feb 2, 2013 1:31AM
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How about selling off our jobs.  Oh yeah, that's been done already.
Feb 1, 2013 9:04PM
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Sell the White House no one in there is doing anything  there. I hear the Emperor of China is looking for a new residence
Feb 1, 2013 10:58PM
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The social security tax should be eliminated as a separate tax.  Make the income tax a flat tax, increasing it enough to cover social security.  Everyone, except the poor, after reaching a minimum threshhold of income, would pay the same percentage of income for ALL programs and there would be no tax protection for the wealthy and super-rich.  Income taxes received would be apportioned by congress to cover all federal expenses, including social security payments.  In time, it would solve the country's debt problems.  Of course, it would also require congress and the president to receive the same health insurance the rest of us receive and no pension.

Feb 4, 2013 8:17AM
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No use selling national treasures just to pay out more welfare.
Feb 4, 2013 11:15AM
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Stop aiding countries that hate us as well.
Feb 1, 2013 10:27PM
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Did a Chinese National write this article...wtf
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