“You really have no clue. $16.6 trillion on books. unfunded social security, medicare/medicaid, $124 trillion. I dont have an answer, but just visualize what life will be like with when servicing debt drowns all other spending. Get educated my friend!”
“I'm 35, pay a significant amount of fed./payroll tax and not a politician. Politicians wrecked it, greedy folks did as well. Never assume. Clinton, Clinton, Gore, Kerry, Obama, Obama - voting record smarty pants. All I'm saying is borrow, spend and not worry is not a solution. Look past the short term at the mountain of pain ahead of us. 16.6 trillion and counting.”
2garen on Jun 9, 2013 at 23:42:08
“2 unfunded wars started by george w bush didn't have any impact did it?
That we will pay for the rest of our lives and our children's lives.
Tax give aways during that administration and the increasing of the debt that occured during george's administration.
If you want to talk about this we can also include the increase of debt during Reagan, George senior's wars and increase of debt etc. In another words there are no innocents in this picture.”
Acharn on Jun 8, 2013 at 23:38:54
“OK, this is not the place to explain Modern Monetary Theory, or how the Fed works, or what Milton Friedman or Friedrich Hayek said. Let me just say that the mountain of debt you are frightened by is also a mountain of wealth. Every debt is someone's asset. The "fiat" money we use is not a fraud, it's real and it works the same way money has for a five thousand years (at least). It's complicated, but it works.”
“Perfect solution is to keep spending at the same rate? what a horrible idea. You mean to tell me cuts can't be made anywhere. eventually cuts will come but we wont get to decide. they will be forced upon us. I sure hope my newborn daughter likes to subsidize those who came before and wrecked our country. who can she blame because all the politicians that who did nothing will be retired or dead... Wait til my 30-40 something generation wakes up! We are being robbed blindly.”
Acharn on Jun 8, 2013 at 07:49:33
“Let me see: "...those who came before and wrecked our country..." If I understand this correctly, you are saying that you participated in wrecking the country that your children will have to live in. Why did you do that? My guess is you did that by voting for conservative, Republican politicians, too.”
Jun 4, 2013 at 16:14:51
“I call myself a fish-a-terian. but like meat you need to be careful with fish sources. Farm raised is horrible for you, like an underwater feed lot. More expensive for cleaner ocean sources but you learn to eat less and save in health costs in my opinion.”
lisalawless on Jun 4, 2013 at 16:28:16
“I agree, lots of issues with fish these days from PCPs, mercury to oil spills. It is hard to stay healthy in a world where we do not take care of our wildlife and planet. I was reading lately about the high levels of arsenic in organic brown rice. There are days when I just roll my eyes and think what what else have we completely screwed up.”
“And you know this because you've lived and spent so much time in Europe. So easy to judge from Arizona.”
robertcape on Jun 1, 2013 at 22:25:57
“I don't need to behead someone to know it's a crime, or live in fear to know "animals" are stalking me.. intelligent people can draw conclusions. You ought to try using common sense sometime, it saves a lot of stupidity like yours..
An Arizona Independent”
lefreak79 on Jun 1, 2013 at 22:09:37
“You sound like you don't know much yourself either!”