[quote=chuxtrux;9119661]Taxing the rich to pre Bush tax cut levels won't take hardly anything out of the GDP. If you let all the tax cuts expire on everybody (plus with some of the spending cuts they are talking about) the country would likely go into another recession. Getting back to a surplus is unfortunately going to take a long time. There was a reason Romney and to a lesser extent Obama were smart enough to not go into details about their deficit reduction plan while campaigning.[/quote]
It appears that no one is willing to shrink the government and reduce spending.
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8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.