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 Why do you THINK we have a 14 trillion dollar debt? (17)

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Why do you THINK we have a 14 trillion dollar debt?

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2 points

War, obviously.

Side: War
1 point

Banker foment war for profit - giving loans to both sides for weapons

Side: Bankers
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stupidity

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Side: Bankers
2 points

The answer is really very simple: because you haven't paid anything back yet.

Had you paid, then it would have been less.

Ending a couple of wars could help, then our boys and girls can go home too... little side-effect of getting involved with the NATO. ouch!

Side: Bankers
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Thank god someone who sees the light! lol........................

Side: Bankers

War, war, war.....All those wars have caused the terrible National Debt.

Side: Bankers

First of all, it's 19+ trillion in debt. Secondly, because WE, the People, won't allow our politicians to reign in excessive spending. Politicians are a reflection of us, otherwise we wouldn't have the debt we have now.

Side: Bankers

Considering social programs such as Social Security and Medicare account for over 2 trillion dollars of the budget, which is 60% of the budget, this is why we have 14 trillion dollars in debt.

Side: Entitlements
ptosis(244) Disputed
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That's total bullshit. I suggest you watch the movie IOUSA -

for decades they have been taking OUT of Social Security to pay off the debt. It has been a surplus ALL this time - but becuase they are stealing from the fund to pay off debt - and will lo longer be paying off the debt in 2014 - assholes such as yourselves want to take away something that millions of Amercans have been forced to pay into all their lives.

Gee if Enron steals your 401K it's a crime - but somehow it's OK to screw over the older generation becuase we are to selfish to die off quicker?

Fascist.

In 1971 gold was $35. The fiat dollar is worthless and bankers run the world. This has happened so many times over bust/boom you should know this already.

Side: Bankers
chatturgha(1630) Disputed
2 points

Really now? Because when SSI and Medicare were first brought into the picture 70 years go, more or less, we didn't economically collapse and go into 14 trillion dollars of debt.

In fact, history shows that we have never before gone into serious debt over entitlements, idiot. Not once. Not now. That's because it's impossible to be 'in debt' to your own citizens. We've been able to handle having entitlements as a part of our budget for all of the decades they have existed. To say that suddenly, now, we should cut them because of blah blah blah, my political agenda says entitlements are bad, blah blah blah.

If we cut off entitlements, we aren't just going to instantly get back trillions of dollars of money. Do you really think that's how it works? In fact, we won't get any money back at all, ever, if we cut off entitlements. Once people stop having entitlements altogether in one swivet, they will immediately stop contributing to the economy. Many in the Middle Class will become poor, and money will stop being given back to the market.

We will accomplish nothing.

Stop trying to blame the unfortunate people for our crisis as if we haven't already been breaking their backs in this country by allowing them to suffer in the first place.

Side: War
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ricedaragh(2500) Disputed
4 points

How many of those 315 points that you have are from posts that aren't about homosexuality?

Side: Homos
chatturgha(1630) Disputed
2 points

Oh look, a skinhead.

Side: War
Abbott(158) Disputed
1 point

what the hell are u talking about that doesnt even make sense! how could a hole bunch of gay ppl make a whole contry go in debt like realy that one didnt make since and why are u against agys so much like this debate had nothing to do with gays at all

Side: G B and his god damned wars
1 point

You are a fucking homophobic douche bag.

Side: G B and his god damned wars
SomeOddworld(10) Disputed
1 point

What on Earth does sexuality have to do with it? There aren't many homosexuals in power, so there's no way they could put the US into that kind of debt.

Side: Homos
TheDebater5 Disputed
0 points

Dear 'christjesus'',

So, I've already talked about you're name in the debate on 'Mandatory Military Service', and, by the way...just change it.

So, are you trying to be rude and homophobic...I think so. You know, there is legislation against this discriminatory language and human rights against it. Go...Read.

Seriously, this has to stop. It's such a weird argument I'm struggling to take it seriously. Is it some offensive joke? Or is this you're honest opinion? Because...well, homosexuals are normal people that care about the country.

Reporting now as 'discrimination',

TheDebater5

Side: Homos
J-Roc77(70) Clarified
1 point

Just a FYI, you are responding to adebate post that is 4 years old.

Side: Homos