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If we cut out Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF, SSI, WIC, Assisted Housing, Home Energy Assistance and Day Care Assistance; we can save $314.6 billion or 12.7 % of the total budget. Now that will give us a little more spare change to put toward the National Debt. But I doubt we cut all those programs in our discussion. If this class is anything like other classes I have had, we have probably not made much headway at all towards cutting the federal budget. We have probably spent a great deal of time debating amongst ourselves with me egging you on. Sounds a lot like what goes on downtown in Raleigh and Washington D C to me what goes on downtown in Raleigh and Washington D.C. to me.
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Unformatted text preview: This exercise is a lot of fun in the classroom, I don’t know how it will work out on line. Post some comments on the listserv and let’s get a sensible and mature discussion going or something. You may be realizing that this is a difficult process because of the complexity of the issues and the costs and benefits associated with different groups of individuals. Remember, congressional representatives and senators are to look out for the interests of their constituents. What is in the best interest of North Carolina may not be in the best interest of another state or states. 22...
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