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Monday, September 22, 2014

Tough Talk For America

 

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A Recipe for American Decline That No One Will Be Debating  

Posted by Mattea Kramer

  Five big things will decide what this country looks like next year and in the 20 years to follow, but here’s a guarantee for you: you’re not going to hear about them in the upcoming presidential debates.

1. Immediate deficit reduction will wipe out any hope of economic recovery:

2.  Taxes are at their lowest point in more than half a century, preventing investment in and the maintenance of America’s most basic resources:

3.  Neither the status quo nor a voucher system will protect Medicare (or any other kind of health care) in the long run:

4.  The U.S. military is outrageously expensive and yet poorly tailored to the actual threats to U.S. national security:

5.  The U.S. education system is what made this country prosperous in the twentieth century — but no longer: 

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