Originally Posted by certifiedfunds
Not obtuse, I'm just too tired. Signing off now but will get this down for discussion later since i have it in front of me:
Yes, what you posted is consistent with what I posted. You choose to exclude interest income. No business would in reporting their net pprofit or loss.
Medicare is running at a deficit.
I agree 100% the government is spending way too much money and on the wrong things. We could save a boat load of money by cutting Congreesional staffs by half and making congressional sessions only 60 days a year. We should limit each Congressperson to submitting one bill a year.
We should give them 2 years to come up with Corporate and personal Income Tax codes that do not exceed 100 pages in length each, no more than 250 words per page. Congress people should be fined $1000 per day that the session exceeds 60 days. Exceptions would be made for emergency sessions to declare war or deal with a national disaster that exceeds $10B. Only that one issue can be discussed in that session.
I would get rid of several agencies to save money:
•Department of Commerce (DOC) - maybe just severely reduced - maybe roll remaining into Treasury
•Department of Education (ED)
•Department of Energy (DOE) - (anti-energy?)
•Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - severely limit
•Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
•Department of Justice (DOJ)
•Department of Labor (DOL) - severely limit
•Department of Transportation (DOT) - severly limit
•Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - roll into the DOD
BATFE - eliminate all law enforement positions and enforcement over to the FBI
Generally all non-LE or Military positions should be cut in half, exceptions to be carefully reviewed. If you can't show how that job serves the duties stated in the Constitution pretty directly, the job is gone. No stretching the Commerce clause to cover everything.
Yes all those cuts would cause chaos for a while, and it may be hard for some of those people to find productive jobs. If it saves the life of one child it will be worth it..... OK even if it makes one not frown so much.