The President of the US has given you carte blanche authority to reduce national debt by any legal means. What steps would you take? Comment your thoughts.
Bye bye Planned Parenthood funding!
What impact would that have? It’s is 0.001% of total government spending. The only way to reduce the debt significantly is cut spending in military, social security, and healthcare. Those three sectors make up 75% of all government spending.
Zero foreign aid. Bring all troops home. Increase tariffs on inbound goods. Cut salaries of all politicians. Make it illegal for politicians to have money in oil, real estate or pharma. Remove illegal aliens, eliminate the anchor baby laws. Reform welfare systems to a work for welfare program.
I agree with a lot of your sentiments. I disagree with the absolutism of them though. Eliminating ALL welfare? Nah. It says “to provide for the general welfare” in our constitution. Welfare should exist, but I 100% agree it is abused massively. Completely halting all foreign aid? Nah. Most of it where we don’t get literally any benefit? Sure.
The cutting salaries to politicians part got me aroused, though.
Greatly reduce foreign aid, stop all payments to sanctuary cities and states, stop funding planned parenthood, cut military spending by 10%, sell all government held gold. Sell large pieces of government owned land. Reduce mail delivery to every other day, cancel the debt held by the fed (our government owns trillions of our debt itself. Not really cost savings but would look good on paper), eliminate all services to ileagles, dont use prison for non violent crimes replacing it with fines and caning, manage gov like a business - bonuses for being under budget, fire under performers, must justify budgets, etc.
Eliminate “nonessential” government workers for starters. They are proven to be unnecessary. That would be a first step.
Reduce foreign aid
For starters, our representatives would not be receiving such generous “retirement” packages.
“I am an official member of a task force dedicated to slashing the city budget. Just saying that gave me a semi.”
- Ron Swanson
Eliminate all forms of welfare, eliminate the EPA, Department of Education, Department of Labor, Department of Energy, Reduce military spending by 50% to start.
Reduce the salaries of congress
Get the government out of healthcare.
Prices would fall and quality would rise and the government would save big $&&
Not enough room here to even begin telling what I’d cut to reduce spending and reduce our debt.
Biker ... lame excuse.
Good thing I don’t give a fuck if you agree with me or not.
Biker ... the truth continues to hurt you.
Even though I’ve told you many times that I don’t care about your opinion, your mouth continues to flap open and spew nonsense. Go figure.
Biker ... even though I’ve told you before that this isn’t a fascist country and we don’t all dutifully follow despot Jim’s every whim, this is a free country and. Public forum where we get to combat your lies and apathy with the facts.
What’s the beef here?
Feel free to throw out some suggestions on what changes you’d make. I want to hear your opinions.
No beef, he just can’t seem to get it that I don’t care what he says or thinks, but apparently he’s got a hard on for me and my opinion. I’ll just chalk it up as just another douchbag that has nothing better to do but be a jackass and try to start shit online.
Biker ... it’s precious that you think I care about your opinion. This is a public forum. Deal with it.
And yet you still can’t refrain from calling me names whenever I answer a question especially you don’t even know me. So carry on with your BS.
Biker ... here’s yet another tissue for you ...
I'd have to look at the budget but I'd reduce military spending and foreign aid as a start, perhaps look at NATO spending as well.