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A Balanced Plan to Avert the Sequester and Reduce the Deficit

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Both parties have already come together to cut the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion and today the deficit is coming down at the fastest pace since then end of World War II.

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Kit B (276)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 6:28 am
Photo Credit: www.visiting - The White House

President Obama believes that our guiding focus must be growing the economy and strengthening the middle class . Thatís his North Star, and it's why he won't accept cuts that force the middle class to bear the burden of deficit reduction.

The President has put forward a specific plan that will avoid sequestration's harmful budget cuts and reduce the deficit in a balanced way -- by cutting spending, finding savings in entitlement programs and closing tax loopholes.

Both parties have already come together to cut the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion and today the deficit is coming down at the fastest pace since then end of World War II.

President Obama's plan builds on this progress and would cut the deficit by another $1.5 trillion, bringing it below its historic average.

Article presented by the White House - please take a few moments to actually read the proposed budget.

On the page at Visit Site you can find a demonstrable possibly offered by the President for nearly 4 trillion in budget cuts. To complete such dramatic cuts logic dictates that we must also than increase by some reasonable amount our "income flow". The President strongly suggests this is possible by the program given here for closing tax loopholes that benefit the few.


Kit B (276)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 6:32 am

Those who have gained the most from our system of government and the use of the capitalist system, that is to say those who have become the most wealthy, due owe something in return.

In another time this was considered good steward ship to one's country, an allegiance of citizenship, and respect to that which allowed for growth of wealth.

The plan offered is far from perfect, will not cover all the needed income, but it is a beginning and one which I hope that both parties will give due consideration and then offer their own changes or enrichment to this plan.

This country have long lived with a large deficit and to date no president and no congress has moved with genuine concern or honest ideas to improve the state of our debt. That all nations have and will continue to live with a deficit is nothing more or less than historical fact.

Today, we have a strong element of dishonesty in both parties. Only our own efforts to reach out and demand that our elected officials stop clamoring for TV appearances and repeating empty talking points and turn their attention to the needs, and safety of this nation. Any nation or corporate entity can make significant cut backs in spending without damaging the lives or well being of the citizens and the overall safety of the citizens. Those cuts must be reasonable, they must look to possible results to the future and any or all possible harm to the current economic safety and security of the country. Slash and burn is not an answer, it is highly unreasonable and speaks only to a desire for celebrity and self aggrandizement. This is one of those times, when we the people must join in one voice to demand these "elected officials" leave the golf course and get back to work. This is a time to forget about personal slights, political affiliations, and to borrow a much used and over used phrase, actually put the country first and all other ties far in second place.

The wealthy will survive quite well with a few less loopholes, most important this slight but significant input of finance will help to reduce our ailing economy and bring about some much needed injection of capital. It also will allow for cuts the wasted in government spending but, most important still allow for the programs that only the government can and must take full responsibility for producing.

This is not, nor should it be about liking or disliking a party or an individual, this is a time to be Americans first. I wonder, can we, will we be so brave or bold to do that?

Arielle S (313)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 7:22 am
So good to see you back, Kit - you've been missed. As for putting country first.... that appears to be asking a lot from our Congress. These brave (choke) souls who need yet another recess already after such a short time in session may need to do a lot of soul-searching as they don't seem to be thinking of much other than themselves just yet.

Kit B (276)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 10:17 am

I have nothing against those in Congress using either a game of golf, a party or dinner out to find ways of coming to a compromise or consensus to find a resolution to problems or travails facing this country. However, taking a vacation every few weeks, leaving DC and avoiding rather than participating in the struggle to find those compromises should be totally unacceptable to all Americans.

Tamara R P (68)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 11:34 am
Signed and shared on FB, Kit! This proposal makes so much sense I cannot fathom why our legislators would not want this to pass. A 4.3T reduction is awesome and a great place to begin to do away with waste in spending!!

Loved seeing that reforming Federal retirement program is in place and let it begin at the very top with our legislators!!

Robert T (62)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 12:37 pm
You Go, Kit! You have been sorely missed in the Care2 community.
The republicans have had their talking points down pat. One of them is that the President does not have a
plan, But as your post clearly shows....this is not true. Thanks again for this post.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 1:23 pm
Here's abetter solution, please sign;

Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 1:34 pm
Noted. Thanks

James M (84)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 2:04 pm
"The President got his revenue increase" and
I'm a whiny, petulant, crybaby. JB

Winn A (179)
Monday March 4, 2013, 6:00 am

Jane H (139)
Monday March 4, 2013, 10:57 am
the sky is not falling

Kit B (276)
Monday March 4, 2013, 11:01 am

I guess that depends on your own sky. For all too many the sky will indeed be falling as their salaries stop.

Mary A (23)
Monday March 4, 2013, 12:54 pm
Welcome back Kit, I cannot understand by any person would but our nation in harm waybut they are doing it for their own benefits. It is just wrong on all levels. We all have to state call them on it when they make up their lies. Just because they say it over and over doesn't make it true.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday March 4, 2013, 1:58 pm
Thanks Kit. That inequality you keep referring to seems to keep on going.

JL A (281)
Monday March 4, 2013, 4:55 pm
Balance resonates nicely. This kind of balance is essential for any budget.

Robert B (60)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:04 pm
Glad you're back Kit. An interesting fact is that the sequester does not apply to our hypocritical Republican congress. Since they are not affected and their 1% bosses aren't either, they will NOT DO THEIR JOBS.

Lois J (63)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:48 pm
Noted w/thanks, Kit.
We've certainly come a long way from the Bush years in the respect that this administration is trying to be somewhat transparent. I can't imagine something like this on the White House website during those 8 long, miserable years. On the other hand, Obama's given much more than he's received with the GOP, and it needs to stop. Focusing on the deficit---rather than raising the debt ceiling, reining in the Pentagon/war spending, closing tax loopholes and raising taxes on the wealthiest, imposing a Financial Transaction Tax on Wall St. and capping CEO pay---is a big mistake right now. Money continues to flow upward from those on the financial bottom, and this is not growing the economy.
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