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Spending our way to disaster
February 4th, 2014
05:14 PM ET

Spending our way to disaster

Tonight on Crossfire, a devastating new report predicts out-of-control spending that could impact millions of workers. Who has a better plan to get the U.S. out of this mess, Democrats or Republicans?

At 6:30pm ET Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) return to the Crossfire for a rematch. They’ll be joined by hosts Van Jones and S.E. Cupp to debate which party can best help Washington.

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  1. ProtectAmericanJobs

    The ONLY REAL FIX for our great country is to RAISE REVENUE, by Bringing Back Businesses and Jobs to TAX-PAYING AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    Unfortunately most of our politicians are joke – Only it's not so funny, because over the past several decades, all they've been doing is screwing the American people, by stalling, spending, removing protections and allowing illegal aliens to continue to pour in and American jobs and industry to pour out, and all while collecting their American tax-payer funded pay checks, benefits and whatever else they get on the side from their various lobbyist friends.

    It seems to me that over the last 2-3 decades that both parties were always able to distract and polarize voters with insignificant peripheral social issues like gay marriage and abortion, which got most voters so caught up in the BS that they lost sight of the bigger picture.

    We'd really all be better off by just cutting through the BS and all the my team vs your team name calling nonsense and really focus on America and improving the future of the American people.

    Once they're elected, our leaders should be working together for the good of the our country and our citizens by using combinations of the best ideas from both sides versus just trying to make the other side look bad so they lose the next election. – How's that been working?

    All the nonsense just allows the puppet-masters to continue to do what's best for them at the expense of the American people while we're polarized and distracted.

    But, let's face it – Neither party is actually running our country – Powerful puppet-masters play both sides to make sure that they get what they want. Unfortunately what they want is not usually in the best interest of the majority of the American people. (American citizens)

    Foreign Lobbyists here in the US promote sending US jobs to countries like China, where they work for slave wages, no benefits, no OSHA safety standards or no real environment regulations. It also doesn't help us compete when these company's factories are subsidized by China's communist government. Just check out the current Chinese extreme pollution issues – We all live in the same world, but not every country plays by the same rules.

    The so called "Global Market Place" is not a level playing field. Companies may have made higher profits by "out sourcing", but they've been putting middle class Americans who are a good part of the world's customer base out of work.

    The American people need American leaders who will start putting some sensible measures in place to stem the tide or this is going to continue to have a devastating effect on the United States of America and the American people.

    Aren't there at least a handful of these powerful puppet-masters that are fellow Americans with enough of a conscience, guts and loyalty to America and their fellow Americans to start trying to turn this trend around?

    If there aren't any, we're screwed.

    The bottom line is that "Our Government" has to protect domestic industry and the jobs that those industries provide. If they do that, the rest will take care of itself.

    The so called "Global Market Place" is not a level playing field. Companies may have made higher profits by "outsourcing", but they've been putting middle class Americans who are a good part of the world's customer base out of work.

    Bringing manufacturing back to the US not only gives jobs to the US citizens who would be working in those manufacturing facilities, but to the people that would be working in the businesses that would spring up all around them. This should also include the safe harvesting, production and distribution of our own natural energy here in the USA, rather than paying for fuel from countries where they hate us. Let's keep that money and those jobs here in the US.

    The lack of businesses and good jobs in the USA is what's really going to rob us, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the potential of a prosperous or even decent future.

    It's all happened because, over the last 25-years, our government has allowed our country's industries to get sucked out to China, India, Mexico, etc and allowed illegal aliens and H-1B foreigners to come into our country and take away tax-paying Americans jobs and drive down domestic prices and wages.

    That's where our government leaders have to step up and put some sensible measures and incentives in place to keep jobs here in the USA or the real economy and infrastructure of the country we love will be destroyed along with the future of the American people.

    Nowadays it's obviously not about being either lazy or uneducated as many try to profess, but about wages, expenses and regulations that are not even remotely close to the wages, expenses and regulations in our country.

    Regardless of what the Free-Traitors keep trying to sell us, we can see what's real. The American People need to just trust their own instincts, common sense and what they've seen actually going on all around them versus all of the nonsense that the free-traitors are still trying to sell us.

    The ONLY REAL FIX for our great country is to RAISE REVENUE, by Bringing Back Businesses and Jobs to TAX-PAYING AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    The American People need Our Leaders to start remembering that they are elected by the Citizens of the United States of America to represent the interests of those citizens and the country itself.

    They are NOT elected by or to represent the Global Market Place, Lobbyist or Foreign citizens!

    February 6, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  2. CALIFORNIA

    Debt and QE1, 2 & 3 under Obama is nearly $12 TRILLION.

    February 5, 2014 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  3. The GOP Solution

    The GOP Solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. And don't forget the GOP all time favorite.............TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!

    February 5, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Reply
  4. Adventure49

    There are two parts to this equation; spending a revenues. Both need to be on the table to bring the budget into balance.

    February 5, 2014 at 11:25 am | Reply
  5. Gunderson

    We been doing it Liberal Way for last 100 years. Now have over 17 Trillion Dollar Federal Debt. Any more questions?

    February 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm | Reply
    • Kurt

      We certainly haven't done it the liberal way.

      The liberals are for raising taxes and inscreasing spending.
      The GOP is for cutting taxes and cutting spending.

      The way we've been operating is cutting taxes and increasing spending.

      When taxes were allowed to be quite high... we had relatively small deficits despite the fact we've always liked to spend. The GOP has always promised to cut taxes and cut spending, but in reality they only really have bothered to deliver on the former. Since people don't like when popular programs are cut... the GOP often talks about cutting them but rarely actually does.

      February 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  6. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    "I" have MAGIC PIXIE DUST !!!
    TRUST "ME"

    Just sprinkle it on the economy
    and ZAP... POW... WIZ BANG...

    MORE TAXES
    MORE SPENDING
    MORE FEDERAL GREEN REGULATIONS
    MORE PRINTING MONEY OUT OF THIN AIR
    MORE BORROWING FROM COMMUNIST CHINA
    makes the economy ZOOM along at the blazing
    LIGHT SPEED of LESS than 2% !!!

    Just be sure to TRUST in "MY" MAGIC PIXIE DUST !!!

    "I" have used MAGIC PIXIE DUST
    for FIVE YEARS now... it works GREAT !!!
    TRUST "ME"
    "I" am NOT a liar !!!

    Did "I" not TELL YOU that "I" am just too AWESOME !!!

    February 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Reply
  7. Mike Jay

    Today's show is on a topic that misses something we have had a problem with for 5 years. We lived the American dream and made our money and could retire by the time we were 50 yrs old. The problem was that we would not have health insurance. I was planning on working until I was eligible for Medicare, What kind of American dream is that? WE now have a choice that allows us to buy the retirement property we want and move to it, this year! America the wonderful, but only if the DC folks realize they have lost sight of moving Americans forward. Thank you,

    February 4, 2014 at 6:43 pm | Reply
  8. Tony

    I looked at the report, which made no mention of out-of-control spending.

    February 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm | Reply

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