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Re: King Donald

My bloviated meandering follows what Disaster Master graced us with on 2/20/2017 6:55 AM:
On Tue Feb 14 2017 16:07:09 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time), Sailfish
<NIXCAPSsailfish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"... 100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the federal debt *AND by* federal government contributions to transfer payments."
I am always willing to admit when I'm wrong, and after going back and
looking at this, I was.

I was going from memory, but even back when I read this, I didn't know
that 'transfer payments' included welfare (social security, medicare,
food stamps, etc).

So, if all federal welfare was abolished (as it should be), and the
providing of assistance to those in need was left to The States and
Local governments and private organizations (churches, charities, etc)
where it belongs, then there would be a huge surplus, and the debt could
be paid down.

So, thanks for correcting me, it is appreciated.

An admittedly surprising but thoroughly appreciated response.

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