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Forum Post: THE question for the debates:

Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 1, 2012, 7:29 a.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Mr. -----------------, do you think it is appropriate for a Senator or Member of Congress who has sworn allegiance to The United States to also sign a pledge to obey Grover Norquist's tax policy ?

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[-] 4 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 8 years ago

Deal breaker! You sign your allegiance to screwball lobbyist Norquist, you forfeit political/elected office anywhere in the US.

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[-] -3 points by yobstreet (-575) 8 years ago

If we called a halt to all federal spending dollars, with the exception of the entitlement programs of social security, medicaid, and medicare, how long would it take us to pay off the debt?

If in turn, we also confiscated holdings of any and all assets in excess of one million dollars, how long would it take us to pay off the debt?

Five years, ten years? A quarter of a century? Six months perhaps; I am uncertain.

This is the tax policy that I support - none other. Because it would free Americans and eventually return some level of prosperity to our people.

Like it or lump it, it has to be done, sooner or later.

[-] 3 points by bensdad (8977) 8 years ago

Why ask questions about what will never be done and will not be supported by the people?
Why not ask questions that relate to real solutions ?
"paying off the debt" is a solution only for the 1%

[-] 3 points by WSmith (2698) from Cornelius, OR 8 years ago

yob exhibits RW word barf. No reply needed.

[-] -2 points by yobstreet (-575) 8 years ago

Without a debt there is no need of a federal reserve. And people would not be enslaved to government for 45% of their labor.

Why? Because I play to win and a 10%effort is not solution.

My Left is more radical than your Left; my Right is more radical than your Right; in short, I am the a political heretic, the Roger Williams of American politics. Because I play to win, not for any political entity, but for The People.

[-] 2 points by TommyNYC (730) 8 years ago

So your basically erecting this wild fantasy utopia as a facade, when all of your views on contemporary issues just by happenstance correlate to laissez faire dogma.

What a coincidence. I almost believe you.

[-] -1 points by yobstreet (-575) 8 years ago

Contemporary? Oh I get it, you rolled out of bed yesterday to discover the world is corrupt, right?

All of your issues are decades old, some of them are centuries old.

It's not "happenstance" that I desire fiscal responsibility, nor is fiscal responsibility a "contemporary" issue. And it's not happenstance that this irresponsibility is harnessed to American workers - this is blatant hypocrisy, blatant corruption, and outright theft. My attitude is anything but laissez faire.