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View Diary: Money-saving Suggestions for Congress to Consider (96 comments)

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  •  I won't comment on the specifics (0+ / 0-)

    and we do need to have this basic conversation BUT.....

    The problem I see is that if most people make up a list similar to yours they invariably ask for cuts or tax increases on other people.  We almost never want to give up the things that benefit us.

    Instead I would like to see people identify the things that they receive from the government that they would either give up or would be willing to pay more for.  Kinda like "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

    Unfortunately, a politician can never make that case (in this day and age).  So there has to be a few citizens that don't expect others to make up for the large gap of what we demand from our government and what we are (apparently) willing to pay for those government services.

    We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

    by theotherside on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:26:13 PM PST

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