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Old 10-14-2012, 02:51 PM   #8
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Default Re: Should the government cut entitlements?

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Originally Posted by Nanners
yes, but start by taking entitlements from the rich

start by taking away the massive subsidies given to the fossil fuel industry. lets see if they can compete on the open market without government handouts.

take away the huge tax breaks and loopholes for rich people that allow guys like mitt romney to pay a lower % of his income to tax than I do (im no millionaire).

the govt spent $250 billion on subsidies and corporate tax breaks last year. end corporate welfare, then you can talk about ending welfare for poor people.

This.

The right throws out the smokescreen of individual entitlements/47% when the dollars involved pale in comparison to the free rides given to corporations and the mega-rich.

Making sure that your citizens eat and can afford preventive health care is more important than making it easier for the rich to get richer.
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