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Stop helping everyone else and help OURSELVES!!

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The US is willing to spend our hard earned tax dollars helping other countries that don't even want to help themselves. It's time to stop paying foreign aid and save that money until we can turn our debt around. Once we get our debt under control we can revisit the idea of wasting our money on other countries.

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Government Overspending

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The US Governemnt pays top dollar on everything that they purchase. WHY!? We buy most things in bulk and you would think that we would get it for a cheaper price but we don't. Stop the useless overspending. I am an aircraft mechanic for the DoD and US Air Force Reserves. when we pay $250,000.00 for a winch it's getting a little ridiculous or $70,000.00 for a windshield, or even $5.00 bot a 10 cent bolt. Needless to say... more »

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Saving Our Nation

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The problem with our budget is only a symptom of a greater one.

 

I couldn't cut my proposal down to <2000 characters, so I am posting the link.

 

This isn't just about money - it's about our healthcare, our education, our energy and our future.

 

http://solarfuzzy.blogspot.com/2011/07/saving-our-nation.html

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Incentive to Spend

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I work in contracting and it is very clear to me and everyone I've talked to that there is an incentive to spend all the money given, not save it. It's called End of Fiscal Year Spending. If you don't use it, you lose it. This is a problem with the way the budgets are created and dispersed. Any money that you do not spend, money you save, many times gets taken away from next year's budget. This is what has people... more »

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