Monday, January 7, 2013

More Deficit Issues

Democrats say they want to raise as much as $1 trillion in new revenues through tax reform later this year to balance Republican demands to slash mandatory spending.
1. Increasing revenue (taxes) by $1 trillion would mean nearly doubling all taxes paid to the federal government.  Doubling all, non Social Security, taxes would only result in an increas in revenue of $1.1 trillion.

When democrats say they want $1 trillion in new revenue, they mean you need to double every dollar that everyone sends to Washington.

2. I'll believe that their have been cuts in mandatory spending when I see it.  And probably not even then.

I wonder about the math used by the government and the media.
He said the $917 billion cut under the Budget Control Act passed in the summer of 2011, combined with $620 billion in revenues from Tuesday’s tax deal and interest savings, adds up to about $2 trillion.

Correct me if I'm wrong: $917 billion plus $620 billion equals $1,537 billion, or $1.5 trillion. Which is less that the $2 trillion stated.  The "interest savings" supposedly will make up the difference but in 2011 we spent a total of $227 billion.

917+620+227 does not equal 2,000


I've said it before and will say it again, "How can we trust anyone?"

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