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What sacrifice would you make to help the country?

We obviously need to cut back on some government spending, but it doesn’t seem we can agree on what.

Most people suggest programs that others take part in, but not something that would affect their own pockets.

Would you be willing to give up your Social Security benefits to balance the budget? Would you accept a mandate to use mass transit? If you are a farmer, would you give up subsidies (if you get them for your crop)?

Ten years ago I would have opted out of Social Security and let them keep anything I had put into it (if they let me manage my own retirement). I don’t think that qualifies as a sacrifice anymore (since Social Security seems to be heading towards insolvency), but it’s sort of what I’m looking for.

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11 Responses to "What sacrifice would you make to help the country?"

  1. Dead Marxist says:
    I already sacrifice a substantial amount of money in the form of taxation

    What is needed is better leadership that can spend it more wisely, and not on so many wasteful social programs

    Social Security needs to be abolished, once and for all

  2. afcs09 says:
    Excellent question.To come out of debt we need to make sacrifices. I can only hope that a president either Republican or Democrat will be elected that is not afraid to go against popular opinion to do what is really in the best interest of the nation.
  3. c l says:
    Well, some of those social programs benefit us disabled veterans. Put me back in the Army and I will give them up.
  4. margaret moon says:
    I already sacrifice enough ,I pay taxes.
  5. jeeper_peeper321 says:
    I’ll gladly throw 10 Liberals in a volcano as a sacrifice.

    Why do people think SS is going toward insolvency ?

    In 2017 SS revenue will not meet demand for SS benefits.

    But the SS system owns 3.5 trillion dollars worth of US Treasury Bonds.

    So they start cashing them in to pay the difference.

    Around 2070, all the Treasury bonds have been cashed in.

    Then SS will not have enough yearly revenue to continue paying benefits at the normal rate.

    But SS will not be broke, not even close to being broke.

    They would then just have to pay less benefits, or raise the retirement age, or increase the SS tax, or increase the SS tax threshhold.

    Those are the same options they are looking at today. the earlier one or all of those option are incorporated, the longer it will be, before SS revenue falls behind SS benefits.

  6. J says:
    We can start by end welfare, food stamps, section 8 housing
    and get these people to do the “jobs Americans won’t do”
  7. Sari says:
    I believe that the USA would do better to ask the middle east for donations, because as I know America owes it people money.
  8. Juliette the french says:
    All is summarized in the French national anthem !

    Arise children of the fatherland
    The day of glory has arrived
    Against us tyranny’s
    Bloody standard is raised
    Listen to the sound in the fields
    The howling of these fearsome soldiers
    They are coming into our midst
    To cut the throats of your sons and consorts
    To arms citizens Form your battalions
    March, march
    Let impure blood
    Water our furrows
    What do they want this horde of slaves
    Of traitors and conspiratorial kings?
    For whom these vile chains
    These long-prepared irons?
    Frenchmen, for us, ah! What outrage
    What methods must be taken?
    It is us they dare plan
    To return to the old slavery!
    What! These foreign cohorts!
    They would make laws in our courts!
    What! These mercenary phalanxes
    Would cut down our warrior sons
    Good Lord! By chained hands
    Our brow would yield under the yoke
    The vile despots would have themselves be
    The masters of destiny
    Tremble, tyrants and traitors
    The shame of all good men
    Tremble! Your parricidal schemes
    Will receive their just reward
    Against you we are all soldiers
    If they fall, our young heros
    France will bear new ones
    Ready to join the fight against you
    Frenchmen, as magnanimous warriors
    Bear or hold back your blows
    Spare these sad victims
    That they regret taking up arms against us
    But not these bloody despots
    These accomplices of Bouillé
    All these tigers who pitilessly
    Ripped out their mothers’ wombs
    We too shall enlist
    When our elders’ time has come
    To add to the list of deeds
    Inscribed upon their tombs
    We are much less jealous of surviving them
    Than of sharing their coffins
    We shall have the sublime pride
    Of avenging or joining them
    Drive on sacred patriotism
    Support our avenging arms
    Liberty, cherished liberty
    Join the struggle with your defenders
    Under our flags, let victory
    Hurry to your manly tone
    So that in death your enemies
    See your triumph and our glory!

  9. Hecate109 says:
    I would sacrifice everyone’s safety.

    How? By stopping hand-outs to other countries!

    We need to start taking care of our own — everyone should have access to quality health care, decent housing, and nutritious food.

    Taking away the hand outs we give everyone else would cause an uproar in the international community. We would be branded as insensitive to the plight(s) of others, we would be hated, and we would be attacked.

    But is that actually any different than it is right now?

  10. marycherry2003 says:
    We shouldn’t have to give anything up! If we weren’t spending 40% of the Federal Budget on the War, this wouldn’t even be an issue. This is a non-issue that Neo-cons are using to keep people in line. Get Kucinich or Edwards in office!
  11. cosmicwindwalker says:
    i quit making sacrifices – it is like rats running down a hole.

    our country has a very long way to go before effective sacrifices can be made – for one thing we have to get off these dam computers and reach out to each other.

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