We missed our chance
- There is only one way out of this. It is going to be a combination of taxes, cutbacks, and austerity measures. We cannot continue government waste and get there. That means that we stop messing around with Barry ObamaCare and similar programs that are going to blow our debt through the ceiling. We've got to cut welfare are other free stuff giveaways, and we must introduce austerity to ck Law back what we can no longer afford. And unfortunately we are going to have to buy our way out of it over time. That means no exceptions everyone must pay in and must participate.
- —Guest Derek
- We should take tax money (not all) and pay it! Instead of millions on food allergy research when they know dont eat it!
- —Guest Tabby
$25 per person
- $25.00 per person to pay off national debt! Who is kidding? One trillion has 12 zeros after 1, mean $1,000,000,000.00 $16,000,000,000 and growing every second our national debt. Any better idea. Our politicians need to learn math. Thank you.
- —Guest Raj Goel
CONGRESS, THE SENATE & BIG BUSINESS CAN
- - Make Congressmen/Women & Senators pay for their own benefits like we 99% do. Same Plan A & Plan B & Medical. Make them pay for everything we have to pay for. No more conventions, free meals, entertainment, transportation,trips, etc. paid for W.D.C. or the State. They need to legislate those changes. They do not really earn their pay as we common people do. We would be fired if we worked the way they do. - Limit their serving terms to only two terms, this way they will not get "comfortable" in their positions and the American people will get new blood & new ideas & get better returns from the selection of their representatives. - No subsidies or giveaways for big businesses. - Stop spending $$$ to the Middle East and to Israel. Let us spend those billions here at home to take care of our own children, schools,infrastructure, borders & our economy. - Bring all of our troops from Japan, Germany, Philippines home & save those billions spent overseas & replace illegals with our soldier
Federal Lottery solely to reduce deficit
- This would help with several issues. After all. Lottery is considered a poor mans tax. So poor and middle class could actually be funding themselves in a sense. I see everyday, people purchasing lottery tickets and putting only $3 in the gas tank. We could reduce the deficit in no time. Simply add a few tickets to the state tickets solely for the deficit. Companies may be willing to take less margin to help out. I personally think its worth doing. Better than wealth distribution.
- —Guest Tammy Stanley
- 16 Trillion is not $25 each! It is about $52,000 for each of the 313 million US citizens, plus The $4 a day each for interest! That's why it is a serious problem!
- —Guest JD
You need to get a Public Hospitals.
- You need to get Public Hospitals in a America not Private Hospitals. We have Public Hospitals in New Zealand. The tax payers pay for the Hospitals owned by the New Zealand Government. People do not pay $22,000 dollars a year to Private Hospitals to get operations or Health care from a Public Hospital. You need to get the Billionaire, or millionaire to pay more taxes. The rich need to pay more taxes and the poor less taxes. In New Zealand the poor only pay 10.5 percent in taxes on their income. You need to get free doctors visits for under 10 year olds especially if the parents are on a low income and have a job. You need to turn off lights in offices, to save businesses money. Only have w.o.f on cars once a year. Your country needs to use wind power to generate electricity. In New Zealand we have wind turbines on the ranges or mountains that have wind turbines on top of them at least 100, that generate electricity for people houses make eelectricity cheaper for people.
- —Guest Sharon
- Our government wastes billions in all of the dredging projects around the country. It doesn't work. It's a vicious circle, bottomless pit for our tax dollars. Dredging kills fish, coral reefs. They pump up the sand only for it to wash back out to sea. DUH!!! There is a system that really works but dredging companies are lining the pockets of politicians to keep getting the permits. The permits for the true Erosion Control specialist - Dick Holmberg are denied. It's a crime!! We have got to stop corruption to continue in our own country!!!!
- —Guest julie
the real problem
- Ok folks, the detail a lot of people don't seem to get is that at this point in time, our federal government spends more money on "defense" then the next 18 bigest spenders combind. Factor in the fact that most of those countrys are our allies, and you have to wonder what we're so worried about? The government throws out all this talk about the "war on terror" but if you honestly look at the history, we've had some enemy or another since WW2, and now we have one that can and will be around forever... the vast majority of government spending is with the military (mostly contractors and equipment ). When they talk about slashing S.S. or medicare, they're talking about saving a fraction of a percent of the exspenses the government shells out every day. Also, the fiat money we use, when administered via a central bank, will allways lead to "cheap" credit, which is easily accesable by goernments (like ours). So in short, cut military spending, and create a feasable bank
- —Guest virgil
Voluntary corporation contributions
- Start a nationwide campaign much like encouragement of the public to buy liberty bonds to support WWII effort back in the day! Make it a national cause, and declare war on the deficit by encouraging multi million dollar corporations to voluntarily contribute monies to pay down the national debt, and then give them a one time tax break for being patriotic and doing so!
- —Guest Ellis James
How to reduce the National Debt
- Stop sending $$$ to the Middle East and apply it to our debt. If you were in debt would you be giving your $$ away?
- —Guest PR
- If every person paid 25$ at the end of the month, our 15 trillion dollar debt would be gone before our eyes. We have to work together and pay this thing off. Politicians have ideas, but nothing has happened so far. This is too big of a problem for the government to fix alone. We have to chip in and help our country. I know that for the cost of 25$ a person to fix the economy, everyone would do it within a second. Those who cannot pay 25$ can pay 5$ a month, something can be worked out! If we all work together 15 trillion dollars will disappear within.. what a year??
- —Guest Nadia
the navy way
- In the past the military would pay the enlisted all their wages up front. Hopeing they would be responsible enough to manage their money for food responsibly... they didn't ... so they military continued to pay the money for food but it would cycle back through to pay for there chow ,so they never seen the money in their account... is it possible to use this as a model as a form of taxing foreign companies special tax for doing business with this country so we can use that revenue to pay off the febt
- —Guest Jonathan
Big Businesses Can Save the Economy
- I will go so far as to say that Big businesses are the root cause of our national debt. Having passed their business costs onto taxpayers for so many years, they have virtually created the national debt. Now, Big businesses are positioned to be the Saviors of the economy. Paying decent wages without raising prices by temporarily foregoing a portion of astronomical profits would not only help some of the worst off among us (their employees), but would also: Reduce the business costs assiciated with employee turnover, reduce the business costs associated with lobbying. Paying adequate compensation would stimulate consumer spending, contribute to a more robust economy, create the need for more jobs, encourage investment, reduce the overall cost of welfare/subsidy programs and the overall size of their associated government offices, increase tax revenue without increasing overall tax rates, reduce the national debt and potentially lower tax rates overall... for all... in the long-run.
- —Guest Mrs B
Demand Responsible Business Practices
- I believe in democracy and a free-market system. I do not believe in a few prospering at the expense of the rest of us. Too many big businesses are not operating responsibly or ethically. They are passing what should be their costs onto American taxpayers. For ex: One company earned a net profit of $16 billion last year. That's great. Unfortunately, that same company paid such poor wages that its employees required more than $2 Billion in taxpayer assistance to provide their families with basic needs. This practice of socializing business costs and pocketing taxpayer dollars needs to stop. We should demand that Big businesses pay adequate wages for an honest day's work so that their employees can get off welfare and support their families with dignity and so that more of our tax dollars can go towards other important matters such as reducing our debt... $16 Billion minus $2 Billion is $14 Billion. It's evident that this company can afford to do the right thing without raising prices
- —Guest Mrs B