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solve the debt crisis

in two sentences or less

by Anonymousreply 10611/03/2013

Tax the rich and the corporations.

Cut the defense budget.

by Anonymousreply 110/28/2013

Eliminate Republicans

by Anonymousreply 210/28/2013

It really is that simple, R1. You too, R2.

by Anonymousreply 310/28/2013

"THREAD CLOSED" posts were once clever and unique--back in 2003. Can you not come up with something new?

by Anonymousreply 410/28/2013

Institute the line item veto combined with 1950s income tax and estate code.

by Anonymousreply 510/28/2013

Thank you, troll-dar'd racist at R4. (Oh my god - I'm one of the hall monitors with a banner, or whatever the fuck you call everyone who busts your whiny ass.)

To solve the debt non-crisis is fairly simple:

Raise the income limit on automatic, mandatory Social Security deductions.

Get rid of the Bush tax cuts.

by Anonymousreply 610/28/2013

R6 loves to be Hall Monitor and whine about the posts of others. What a lump.

by Anonymousreply 710/28/2013

stop buying shoes

by Anonymousreply 810/28/2013

Tax the churches.

Outlaw the Republican party.

by Anonymousreply 910/28/2013

Tax the stupid!

Let 'em die!

by Anonymousreply 1010/28/2013

Fair wages.

If fair wages were being paid, we would have more revenue. Rich people don't pay the taxes, the middle class does and we NEED our middle class.

by Anonymousreply 1110/28/2013

Let the top 12 banks (and the Federal Reserve) fail and bankrupt.

Repudiate all federal debt.

Require a balanced budget.

No more deficit spending, no more debt.

by Anonymousreply 1210/28/2013

R12, idiot at large.

by Anonymousreply 1310/28/2013

Lift the cap on Social Security

Close tax loopholes

by Anonymousreply 1410/28/2013

I agree, r12 is a damn idiot, simpleton.

by Anonymousreply 1510/28/2013

kill the rich

by Anonymousreply 1610/28/2013

raise taxes on the RICH

by Anonymousreply 1710/28/2013

Legalize and tax marijuana nationwide- channeling money out of the black market and into the economy while choking off the Mexican cartels.

End tax exempt status for churches.

by Anonymousreply 1810/28/2013

Why all this hostility towards the rich? We pay your salaries.

by Anonymousreply 1910/28/2013

R12 failed Economics 101.

by Anonymousreply 2010/28/2013

[quote] We pay your salaries.

not mine. and frankly, you earn over one hundred times what I do, so the pittance you drop in our buckets isn't going to hurt you ever. Pay up ten times as much and I'll speak to you. give a third of your income away and I'll respect you. otherwise you're simply thief

by Anonymousreply 2110/28/2013

[quote]Pay up ten times as much and I'll speak to you.

as if I speak to the underclass

by Anonymousreply 2210/28/2013

then you can march directly a la surplice, pig.

by Anonymousreply 2310/28/2013

r23 must be Winona

by Anonymousreply 2410/28/2013

If CEOs will not pay reasonable salaries, the guillotine is the only way to teach them. If our government will support the workers...then what is fair will come about and will turn our nation around. Blood must be spilled then the rest will do what is right.

Koch Brothers, FIRST UP!

by Anonymousreply 2510/28/2013

The thing of it is, we know how to solve this problem. We did it after WWII: the 92% marginal tax rate. I'd add removing the wage cap on social security, and tax unearned income at the same rate as earned income.

by Anonymousreply 2610/28/2013

what r26 said: a 92% marginal tax rate, remove the wage cap on social security, and tax unearned income at the same rate as earned income.

by Anonymousreply 2710/28/2013

Tax the rich. Feed the poor

Til there are no rich no more.

by Anonymousreply 2810/28/2013

Cut defense

by Anonymousreply 2910/29/2013

Kill 1%ers

by Anonymousreply 3010/29/2013

You are all missing the point, and in order to explain in two sentences I have to run on and tell you that we WILL eventually simply print the money to do it, so we may as well bite the bullet and do it now.

So long as the dollar is the World Reserve Currency we will not have to do this, but it is only a matter of time before either China or the EU foolishly makes the move to replace it with their currency, whereupon we will have no choice but to print, and inflict serious damage on our economy while destroying the rest of the world.

by Anonymousreply 3110/29/2013

let the underclass eat cake!!

by Anonymousreply 3210/29/2013

Nationalize the federal reserve without compensation. Since the federal reserve owns about 40% of the debt, it would immediately cut it back down to the $10 trillion level. Without taxing anybody.

by Anonymousreply 3310/29/2013

Tax income over $1 million/year at 100% until the crisis is over. Build a trigger to end that tax when the books are balanced into the law.

If people don't like it they can emigrate to Monte Carlo, Bermuda or Somalia.

by Anonymousreply 3410/29/2013

The rich will always be rich. They hide their money in different bank accounts and even forget how many accounts they have. We live in a society, without that society, the rich will lose their freedoms. Fair taxes and fair wages, it's a good idea for everybody.

by Anonymousreply 3510/29/2013

A tax strategy on US based companies who keep billions off shore to avoid taxes.

A sliding flat scaled income tax with no deductions highest percentage on the 1% scaled down to lowest on least earners.

by Anonymousreply 3610/29/2013

Eat the Rich!

by Anonymousreply 3710/29/2013

Give a million dollars to one millionaire and he'll put most of that money in the bank. Spread that million out between 200 or more people and tax it. Those 200 people will buy cars, homes and all kinds of merchandize. It's very simple, when greed is not controlled, we lose everything. When Reagan was in office greed was allowed to take over and workers have been suffering and paying the price. Get rid of monopolies. Don't allow corporations to sell their products here if they refuse to make their products here...stop giving corporations the free ride. Punish them until they see the light.

by Anonymousreply 3810/29/2013

Cut military spending. Legalize pot and tax it.

by Anonymousreply 3910/29/2013

Institute a flat income take rate and a consumer tax. Go back to the gold standard.

by Anonymousreply 4010/29/2013

I don't think we own any gold. Regan gave all of our gold away.

by Anonymousreply 4110/29/2013

Thanks for sharing, Ron Paul moron @R40.

Also, thank you Robespierre @R25. That plan worked out so well for you the last time.

by Anonymousreply 4210/29/2013

Penalize companies that send jobs overseas rather than reward them. More people making money means less taxes and a smaller draw on the welfare system.

Stop sending billions of our dollars overseas. Charity begins at home.

by Anonymousreply 4310/29/2013

legalize pot and tax it

close loopholes

allow earmarks

by Anonymousreply 4410/29/2013

"The rich will always be rich."

Until they die. You can't take it with you.

by Anonymousreply 4510/29/2013

Invade tax shelters like Manx, Gibraltar, Bermuda, the Caymans, Palau, Panama, and seize all the bank records, publishing to all the world who owns what.

by Anonymousreply 4610/29/2013

[quote]More people making money means less taxes and a smaller draw on the welfare system.

Meant MORE taxes if people are working.

by Anonymousreply 4710/29/2013

What R1 said.

by Anonymousreply 4810/29/2013

Get out of wars. Implement a one child policy.

by Anonymousreply 4910/29/2013

R1 had the correct answer

by Anonymousreply 5010/29/2013

R13 and R15 and R20-

How did you graduate high school?

Are you that ignorant of supply and demand, and the effect of adding more supply (money) and how that increased supply will raise the demand (prices)???

by Anonymousreply 5110/29/2013


Is that you Mr Marx?

Your advice is the logical outcome of all the "tax the rich" and "give the government MORE power" retards that have posted so I hope you are being legitimately ironic.

North Korea has the same plan in place, and see how that has worked out.

If you aren't...good God, I pray for you.

by Anonymousreply 5210/29/2013

Bring back Eisenhower tax rates.

Track down off-shored companies and tax them.

Slash defense spending radically.

No upper limit for Social Security contributions.

Debt, deficit, AND Social Security problems solved forever!

by Anonymousreply 5310/29/2013


Please tell me you're joking. Poking fun at the simpletons.


by Anonymousreply 5410/29/2013

We should do what EVERY OTHER country in the world does, and nationalize our oil industries. Just take them over tomorrow. I'm certain the John Roberts court would find it legal. Problem solved.

by Anonymousreply 5510/29/2013

R55 makes sense

by Anonymousreply 5610/29/2013


I just retart-rolled R55 and it really believes that shit!

Despite the failure of the USSR, the atrocities in NKorea, the fact that FUCKING TOILET PAPER is unavailable in still believes in government as god.

How stupid, how irrational does someone need to be to support these policies.

R55- have you hit puberty?

by Anonymousreply 5710/29/2013

When the percentage of producers becomes increasingly less than the percentage of take outs, look elsewhere and carry on.

by Anonymousreply 5810/29/2013

[quote]The made-up "atrocities" in North Korea

You mean like executing people that piss The Supreme Leader?

[quote]are dwarfed by the very real atrocities of all white gentile nations.

Gentile? The USSA is a monstrous empire, and is rapidly dyng, but Gentile?

[quote]The USSR failed because of sabotage from the West.

This proves your ignorance. TPTB were PISSED at the fall of the Berlin Wall- they had to manufacture a new "Boogeyman" (Al Queda, turrurisum) to keep the sheeple in place.

[quote]Toilet paper is unnecessary if you just wash your ass really well in the bathtub.

Perfect. Wsh your own hand, asshole. I have a bidet.

by Anonymousreply 5910/29/2013

I've decided that R51/55/56/58/62 is just making fun of the posters and the logical outcome of their government controlled economic and social systems.

Good job- I was shocked until I realized it was a parody of the government worshipping people on this site. Although a few people still believe that shit, most have grown up.

by Anonymousreply 6010/29/2013

I knew that this thread would become troll central

by Anonymousreply 6110/29/2013

1. A very, very big bake sale with Canada.

2. Check underneath all the couch cushions in America for lost change.

by Anonymousreply 6210/29/2013

I can see some of y'all don't seem to what two sentences means!

by Anonymousreply 6310/29/2013

R66- define "troll".

I seems that anyone who disagrees with your religion is a troll.

If not, well, I hope you are smarter than you apparently believe you are. A LOT smarter.

by Anonymousreply 6410/29/2013


by Anonymousreply 6510/29/2013

R70, put down the bottle of gin and go to bed. You are drunk posting and we can tell.

by Anonymousreply 6610/29/2013

This thread certainly brought out the worst of the worst of this place.

Complete ignorance of economics by the general public is largely the reason we're in this mess. Incidentally, forget about all your idiotic "solutions." We're beyond that now.

Firing up the printing presses, see R31 , is the only way out. It will hurt, hurt more than anything in our nation's history.

by Anonymousreply 6710/29/2013

R72 is a libertarian freeper troll, methinks.

by Anonymousreply 6810/30/2013

Take off and nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

by Anonymousreply 6910/30/2013


No "libertarian" has ever advocated printing more money to prop up the big banks, their government masters/supplicants, or the big crony capitalist businesses that thrive due to Federal Reserve/central government largess.

Libertarians believe that lying, stealing and fraud are inherently wrong and bad for society. Period. All other beliefs (aka not subsidizing the pharmaceutical industry, stopping the pervasive spying by the NSA, ending the murderous invasions - inside and outside- the US, etc.) come from that simple premise.

So, do you think lying, stealing and attacking people is okay as long as it is disguised as "government policy"?

by Anonymousreply 7010/30/2013

I'm not R73 but I'm answering anyway, R75.

The answer is YES! Yes we love lying and cheating and stealing and attacking and everything is just GREAT as long as the government is doing it. That suits us to a "t" and we think it's hot.

Now will you move on to infest and harass some other website? We are completely hopeless, useless, incapable of understanding your brilliance and will never join you in your great struggle against... um.. in your great struggle!

Also, we don't like Ayn Rand - bad writer, bad philosopher, bad neighbor, bad person. We also don't like Rand Paul or Ron Paul or any Rand/Paul combination. You won't get anywhere with us. Promise.

by Anonymousreply 7110/30/2013

R76 Ditto!

Please go you nasty little Gold Bug

Remove Republicans from office. Tax corporations that move jobs overseas.

Limit CEO pay to no more than 20x the highest paid workers salary. Return to Eisenhower tax rates. Esp tax the 1%.

Cut the NSA & Military budget.

Make College free, with mandatory grade requirements and compulsory military or community service.

by Anonymousreply 7210/30/2013

A mandatory Trans-America creme brulee bakeoff with a 27 billion dollar prize.

by Anonymousreply 7310/30/2013

If you ever collect benefits from the federal government (not including social security and medicare, which people pay for with their payroll tax), then you should at some point pay it back or pay it forward if you haven't prepaid it. A large percentage of the population getting something for nothing is unsustainable.

by Anonymousreply 7410/30/2013

There isn't a "large percentage of the population getting something for nothing" at all.

What has happened in America, unfortunately, is that we have become a nation with too many grimly paranoid middle-class shopkeepers - sure that everyone is stealing from them. It's bizarre and unpleasant for the rest of our citizens.

by Anonymousreply 7510/30/2013

Imprison CEOs who move or attempt to move jobs overseas and massive fines for the companies; imprison politicians that pass laws that encourage this. They are traitors.

Imprison any CEOs of companies that pollute the earth (and massive fines), and imprison politicians who allow this.

Maximum wage

End trillion dollar wars.

by Anonymousreply 7610/30/2013

Two sentences, R81, please try again.

by Anonymousreply 7710/30/2013

Are you going to take R81's advice? The turd can't even read and understand directions.

by Anonymousreply 7810/30/2013

oh, I forgot about the two sentences, R82

Return to Eisenhower tax rates, and as in the Eisenhower era, no jobs moved overseas.

No more trillion dollar wars.

by Anonymousreply 7910/30/2013

R81 is not a turd! R81 is full of good ideas, that's all!

by Anonymousreply 8010/30/2013

No, R81 is still a turd.

by Anonymousreply 8110/30/2013

No, R81 is great. And you are not Dwight, R86. Maybe you are the turd!

by Anonymousreply 8210/30/2013

I eat turds!

by Anonymousreply 8310/30/2013

I love Mamie

by Anonymousreply 8410/31/2013

Solve the debt crisis? Easy! Just read through all the posts on this pole. Kill all people. Side effect: PEACE ON EARTH!!!

by Anonymousreply 8511/01/2013

Tax all churches, retroactively.

by Anonymousreply 8611/01/2013

If you earn 90% of your revenue from American taxpayers, you pay full taxes on 90% of your revenue or you are banned from doing business here. Fuck your Double Irish and your empty office in the Caymans.

by Anonymousreply 8711/01/2013

Two sentences? Screw that nonsense.

Here goes: tax all religious organizations, then try to get retroactive tax from those bastards, especially all those fucking phony 'ministries'. The TV evangelists who sell out stadiums, they all make me sick! These manipulators are basically telling pathetic people, "Give me your money and your prayers will be answered." What a load of bullshit. WHO in their right mind listens to the lies of these charlatans?

Cut the absurd defense budget.

Tax the corporations to the extent they are supposed to pay, get rid of ALL tax loopholes for corporations. Corporations are NOT individuals.

Fine ALL corporations who continue to offshore jobs. Completely END their bullshit tax loopholes.

When you hear that Verizon and GE have made BILLIONS, yet have paid ZERO taxes....and that GE paid 40 million to accountants to avoid paying any KNOW it's time to restructure corporate taxes! CORPORATE WELFARE MUST END!

Raise the minimum wage for the working poor and restore the middle class by bringing back jobs to the US! Pretty much EVERY item sold in the US is foreign made, yet I do not hear ONE fucking politician talk about this, especially not the ReThugs!

To get the economy running again, people need to spend. They will only spend if they made more money and had more disposable income. They can only do this if they felt their jobs were secure! Otherwise if they are spending any extra cash, they now have massive credit card debt.

How the hell can the working poor spend if they need all their low minimum wages to cover their rent, food and utility bills?!! They don't have extra cash for taking their family out to movies, dinner and all the other things the middle class can afford.

by Anonymousreply 8811/01/2013

too long r93...not gonna read it!!

by Anonymousreply 8911/02/2013

93's can be that way sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 9011/02/2013

[all posts by tedious troll removed.]

by Anonymousreply 9111/02/2013

R93 is correct!

by Anonymousreply 9211/02/2013

Require all corporations to use the same set of books for both financial accounting and taxes. Either take a crap or get off the pot: did you earn $3 million or $8 million last year? You can't have it both ways.

by Anonymousreply 9311/02/2013

Tax troll EA, can you comment on my post?

by Anonymousreply 9411/02/2013

r94- it's not war and peace, it's maybe a dozen sentences.

and i agree with everything you said r93. funny how NO politicians every address offshoring jobs...

by Anonymousreply 9511/02/2013

Address it and say what, R100?

They aren't going to stop it and legally they can't stop it. They aren't going to bring the jobs that have already been sent overseas back to the United States and, again, legally they can't do that.

What, exactly, do you expect them to say about it?

"I'm going to propose laws to end these corporate practices! Laws that don't have a snowballs chance in hell of passing! Yay me! Yay you! Yay America!"

Even if they did that, and even if those laws passed (which they wouldn't), the Supremes would burn them to the ground in record time as unconstitutional interference with bidness.

I don't know what world some of you think you're living in, it sure isn't this one.

by Anonymousreply 9611/02/2013

Unclench, r101..Figurative examples have more merit than your blowout.

by Anonymousreply 9711/02/2013

That's not true R101. That's how they've maintained social control, to pretend that the power to regulate capitalism is beyond the strength of the government (oddly enough, they have no problem with China's stringent rules on moving capital, hiring local talent, sharing technology for free, etc.).

by Anonymousreply 9811/02/2013

thank you, r103, we've been riding the unfettered and unregulated capitalism train for too long. government can and should maintain a framework in which businesses operate. greed needs to be checked.

by Anonymousreply 9911/02/2013


The lack of economic knowledge and simplistic views of the people that advocate giving the government MORE power shocks me. 100+ years of heavy regulation, and they think more will help. Companies inside the US can't compete due to taxes, regulations, etc.- THAT'S why they move overseas.


Banks and big companies OWN the government. That is why the government never passes laws that hurt the big players. Your naive worship of government is disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 10011/03/2013

Eliminate the earnings cap on Social Security taxes, adopt chained CPI, and institute single-payer healthcare for all. Stop being the World's police department.

There. Solved.

However, not that there is no "debt crisis." The deficit has been dropping precipitously in the past few years, and interest rates are almost as low as they have ever been. If/when interest rates vigorously climb, then we might have a crisis. It's not a crisis now, by any means -- that's just a Club For Growth talking point.

by Anonymousreply 10111/03/2013
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