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  •  Kristen, Here is the perfect way to reduce the (4+ / 0-)
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    elwior, devtob, DaytonMike, alice kleeman

    deficit......

    Jobs and growing the economy.  Having people employed in good paying jobs - full time - will bring in more tax revenue to pay off the debts..  And also good jobs will feed other jobs and supplies...  That will grow the economy.  

    Remember what happened during the Clinton years?  Jobs and growing the economy gave us a budget surplus.  No runaway inflation...  

    Next: take the cap off of the payments to SSI.  I don't mind paying more into the fund.  Don't take their bullshit about it is part of the deficit.  It's not.  And if they say it is, ask them to prove it.  Not some flaky think tank study, try the CBO numbers.  

    Third: Protect Medicare and Medicaid...  These are vital for our Seniors and the poor.  Having (some) health protections is good for all of us.

    Lastly: Protect Obmacare.  I know that #3 is tied to it, but it would be best in the long run we have Medicare for all, but one step at a time.

    DBA

    "Death is the winner in any war." - Nightwish/Imaginareum/Song of myself.

    by doingbusinessas on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 02:15:49 PM PST

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