Friday, February 18, 2011

A Bipartisan Approach to Deficit Reduction - a Letter to the Editor

Scott writes:

I just read this at the Wall Street Journal:

Deficit Plan Details Emerge

The first sentence says it all: "A bipartisan group..." With all due respect, why do we need the input of a bunch of irresponsible Democrat losers? When are you people going to learn that compromise with losers equals losing? This proposed agreement is nothing but window dressing, Band-Aids and kicking the can down the road. It solves no problems.

The article also suggests that reforms would generate $785 billion in new revenues over the next 10 years. Excuse me? The government does not need more revenue! Money should be returned to the American people via cuts. Cuts!

Anything that does not start with repealing socialized medicine, de-funding PBS and CPB and killing Amtrak -- just to name few -- is a non-starter. Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Labor and Education completely defunded. Oh -- and the United Nations as well.

And since the Department of Justice is stiffing Congressional investigations, how about cutting some of their funding until they comply with Congressional requests for information. If you all need more ideas, please consider "How to Cut $343 Billion from the Federal Budget."

Why can't you all emulate Sen. Rand Paul? At least he has the sense to ask for real cuts. I voted for change last fall, but all I’m getting is business as usual. It looks like nothing has changed.

This is not enough. Don’t compromise. Fight for your constituents. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Play hardball. Be adults for once in your life.

Cue the applause.

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