Of course, if the economy keeps going gangbusters like the last 10 years, they won't have to do any of the above because they will be awash in huge amounts of tax dollars.Do you actually think a surplus of tax income will keep them from continuing to spend our wealth faster than we can create it? Did you listen to the president's Stae of the Union message? He was proposing new spending plans at a rate of $139 million per second of his speech:* Length of speech: 89 minutes* Total proposed new/increased federal spending: $743 billion ($400 billion for Medicare, $343 billion for other programs)* Proposed new spending per HOUR of speech: $495.3 billion* Proposed new spending per MINUTE of speech: $8.3 billion* Proposed new spending per SECOND of speech: $139 million* Total proposed new/expanded federal programs: 101So, in the first place I doubt very much we can continue our prosperity at the same high levels for the next 10 years (MHO), but even if we do, the govt will spend every penny they get and come looking for more, unless we all do whatever we can to decrease their power over our financial situations.Harley
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