When is the power of positive thinking not sufficient to solve to a pressing problem? Most of the time, actually, but particularly in the case of America’s spiraling national debt and the looming crisis that mounting debt presents. Since the end of August, America’s debt as ballooned by $400 billion – 100 billion more dollars than there are stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. For businessman Scott Soucy, stopping this runaway spending is a challenge he is ready to tackle. This jolly fellow has a plan to get America’s lawmakers to the table to address the debt,
Comments: It´s a nice concept and he may be "infectiously positive" but I wouldn´t send one more dime to those corrupt politicians until they stop spending money so recklessly. Even if it came with "express instructions that it be applied towards the debt" it would make no difference to those crooks. Sorry, count me out.
Let´s see, Soucy stopped paying his mortgagee, bought a lemo with a home equity loan, maxed out his credit cards and now sells T-shirts. Um, what is the difference between him and Tim Geithner? Deadbeat, heal thyself
I think a line is crossed between infectiously positive and certifiably insane. It is not positive to give our government more money, and not positive to pretend otherwise. This exercise also presupposes that the problem with government debt is too little revenue, when clearly the problem is too much spending.
The govt already takes an arm and leg from each paycheck i get, now you want me to send them my other arm and leg? Get out of here!!! My "donation" is forcibly confiscated from my paycheck already, you chump.
How about cutting out wasteful spending and donating that amount to debt repayment instead? And other idea--cut taxes for everyone and get the economy going again. If more people are working, tax revenues will increase.
Isn´t only infectious if others get the same illness too? Seriously, I´m supposed to donate more money to this government? For any of you Kansans out there that ever visited Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita during your youth, do you remember the pig´s head in the center of the park that sucked up the trash through its mouth? That´s what I think of every time I hear the government discuss taxes. That trash-sucking pig.
I didn´t create one dime of our enormous debt and I´ve paid taxes all my life without collecting one single day of unemployment so I take no responsibility for paying it back. The government is just like a bitchy ex-wife who maxed out your credit cards and now wants more alimony to pay her bills. If Scotty Boy wants to contribute more, nobody is going to stop him.
I actually believe that if there was a serious crackdown on spending people would donate towards the debt.
Obama just gave federal workers a raise in the face of yet another recession,probably for their support in winning Va.,at least so yeah,there´s no point in sending these reckless goons more money.
Welfare should simply be stopped 9 months from today with no newcomers hopping on the bus.I don´t want to hear this crap about it not being the kid´s fault.Build group homes to warehouse these reckless people if need be.
Obama´s getting ready to throw even more billions down the refinance rathole,in fact if you were foreclosed on,you might qualify for a big payout.It´s pure insanity.
Does anyone know if the chief negotiators on the fiscal cliff, whoever that may be, took arithmetic and math courses in elementary, secondary and higher education classes? I am not getting it. What they are talking about is basically a math problem. I´m embarassed for the nation at their handling of this situation. I´m sure the Russians and others are snickering in their vodka.
IIRC, Mike Huckabee, when he was governor of Arkansas, replied to the lefties who criticized him for cutting taxes (because it would mean no increase in social services funding), okay, I´m opening up a special account for where you critics who want more money to go to these programs can send a check.
What? Because half of my check isn´t enough for those lying, theiving bloodsuckers? Are you kidding me?!
Talk about enabling "addicts". Our custodians of the public good.... Our "elected officials" are addicts - along with the taker crowd. Addicted to OPM (other people´s money).
On what planet does it make sense to give more OPM to an addict?
They (and this Polly Anna) can shove it. They already get too much from me as it is.
Why don´t they encourage people to pay off their own debts - giving themselves more financial stability in times of economic depression? I think they like having people indebted and ignorant. Much easier to control.
Well, Well, Well now there Mr. Soucy. In case you haven´t heard now..."O", ZERO, the Won, or what ever you may want to call the idiot in our White House. He is gonna take another $6000 out of my pay check this coming year and is looking for even more. Do you really think that I would give these B#$t@&ds a dime more of MY HARD earned $$$$. Go take a looonngg hike off a short pier with the rest of your liberal friends.
I am so glad many posters had the same reaction I did when I saw this dude on Fox and Friends this morning. First, I thought he sounded like a liberal. Second, I thought the Congress needs to make do with the taxes we already send. Third, I thought this really isn´t the problem, it it SPENDING. If we pay down the debt with this moron´s idea then the Congress will just permit themselves more dollars to spend. No deal!
Can´t disagree with any of the posts here. Oh, wait. When I was young and laid off (in the 50´s), it wasn´t the taxpayers who funded unemployment benefits. It was from a fund that came from employers! No average worker´s money, just funded by employers.
What an idiot! Give the gummint more money they will simply spend it! Any moron could figure that out. No- if we do anything we should be cutting how much money these jerks we have "representing" us have.
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