Comments on: Assessing the debt ceiling damage http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/04/assessing-the-debt-ceiling-damage/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: NobleKin http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/04/assessing-the-debt-ceiling-damage/#comment-35834 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:59:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9773#comment-35834 @oneofthesheep

You are correct, wars and the equipment to fight them is costly…$4 Trillion and counting since 2001, but without a dime raised in taxes to cover the increase in military spending and the increase in costs with veterans returning home, what is the end game?

$4 Trillion is equal to 26% of the National Debt. Where are the patriots willing to help pay for the added expense of our war efforts?

On another note, sadly Mr. Hamilton you have too many academic credentials to be heard from those on the Right. Apparently anyone connected to academia is open to a vitriolic assault from any two-bit Neo-Con zealot with an anti education agenda.

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By: empower28 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/04/assessing-the-debt-ceiling-damage/#comment-35829 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 22:53:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9773#comment-35829 Perhaps a separate $3-4 trillion fund spent exclusively just to rebuild American’s infrastructure, its roads, bridges, railroads, dams, electric grid, etc., I believe a list already exists for badly-needed rehabilitation.
It could be paid for by fees on those items by their users and I believe would enjoy wide support. Americans are less reluctant to pay for value they can see. This would have the precise effect of job creation which would in turn end this recession.

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By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/08/04/assessing-the-debt-ceiling-damage/#comment-35822 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 20:28:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=9773#comment-35822 Medicare for all, stop the wars and build infrastructure. No more war planes, bombs and ammo. Then we can balance our budget. Most of the resources(oil, water, textiles..) the world currently demands are found in Asia and South America. No one wants our land. Our farms are either turning to dessert or are flooding. Are mineral resources are all but exhausted. That is why our military is in the Middle East protecting U.S. economic interests. When we end our dependency on fossil fuels and oil we will have achieved independence, energy independence. Then maybe we can approach fiscal sanity?

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