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balancing a budget aint hard

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Diesel McBadass, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

    Apr 15, 2011
    Dover NH
    Found an old graded paper from My 12th grade governement class was tasked to balance the budget and given a spending sheet showing how everything was divided. Multiple groups we all balanced budgets in a 45 minute time. And big chunks of the class were left wing losers.

    Now i know thats a completely didfferent thing, but you would think that a current congress with all their resources could manage a budget.
  2. FFR Spyder GT

    FFR Spyder GT Ex-Gunslinger

    Apr 27, 2012
    Hog Jaw, Arkansas
    He'll, I do it, we'll, actually my wife, and so does most stable households.

    So, why can't Uncle Sam?


  3. MZBKA


    Apr 14, 2004
    When were you in 12th grade? If it was during the Clinton years, the economy did it for you.

    If it's during Reagan, Bush I, Bush II, or Obama, it's a lot harder.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012
  4. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    A gridlocked government during most of Clinton's term didn't hurt either.

    Thomas Jefferson approves of that notion.
  5. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

    Apr 15, 2011
    Dover NH
    2007-2008, i believe this class was second half of school year, so spring 2008, in the gold old days ow dubya before we got the loser in office now
  6. Gunnut 45/454

    Gunnut 45/454

    Jun 20, 2002
    Well obviously you don't know how to balance a budget then do you! Simple - you don't spend more then you bring in! So when Obamanation wants 3 trillion you say no we only got 2.4 Trillion in revenue. So where do you want to cut your budget to stay 10% below 2.4 trillion? Simple easy solution. POTUS either comes back with cuts or it don't get past. When wars /disasters come up - you find the cuts to fund them or you don't do it! Just like in our budgets when it comes to food /home or cable TV, new car etc. you make the choices that make sense and do with out the extras!:whistling:
  7. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

    Apr 15, 2011
    Dover NH
    cut spending, to the point there is a surplus, and with the surplus, start paying off our debt. Knowing the gov they'd just find more things to spend it on though.
  8. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    Here's a newsflash for you:

    They have NO intention of balancing this country's budget.
    That's why we haven't had a budget in 3 years.
  9. Bruce H

    Bruce H

    Dec 5, 2000

    Stable households don't have to be reelected every two, four, or six years.
  10. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    In theory, it is quite easy. Just like at home. But, imagine if every one in your family had to agree on exactly what the cuts would be.

    Our problem is getting the collective will of the people directed towards wanting to cut the budget, as necessary, to balance the budget.

    I would suggest that the fact that Obama was elected in the first place demostrates that we are a long way from that collective will (and, most Republicans aren't much better, to be honest).
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012
  11. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    The hitch comes when only half the people are contributing, and the other half is demanding their wildest desires be catered to ... because Hey ! They ain't paying for it ! ... :shocked:

  12. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

    Apr 15, 2011
    Dover NH
    fuuny thing is i remember we cut deductions and loopholes, and romney gets flak for this....

    also cut the maintenance of nuclear weapons and cut it in ahl (we got enough).

    We werent aloud to touch taxes, but if we were id make sure everyone paid something
  13. wjv


    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Would you balance your budget if you knew you could just print more any time you needed to?
  14. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    Yep. Hence lies the problem.
  15. GAFinch


    Feb 23, 2009
    The economy did it? Republican Congress during most of Clinton's term, Democrat Congress during most of the other terms. Budgets come primarily from Congress. Even during Bush II, the deficit was only $100 billion/year. $100 billion is not hard to cut from the budget.