HawkHead wrote:If you truly were serious about getting rid of the debt you wouldn't talk about tax cuts until it was gone. You simply want to kick people off of medicare, social security, unemployment, food stamps ......
If you were truly interested in the economic health of the country, you wouldn't be talking about the debt until unemployment was lower and wages were higher.
DCB, I am not sure what you are getting at. Is that at me?
I thought that the stimulus was too small and I am all for government spending to keep the economy upright.
Once, again we were talking about 2020. With a surplus in 2020 I am assuming that unemployment is way down and wages have risen.
Part fo the reason wages aren't rising is that when 10 people apply for a job the company knows it can lowball on the wages and someone will be happy to have the job.
I remember at one point in my career having 5 years of accounting and tax experience and the college grads coming into our firm were getting paid $10,000 more than I was because of the demand in the market at that time. I went to my supervisors and made a case for why I should get paid more and they said no. I left and went to another firm and got a $20,000 raise.
So I agree with you. We need to get the economy going again to promote job growth and increased wages. That will in turn lower unemployment, medicade and food stamp spending and increase tax revenue.