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senate Bill S. Res. 199

Setting National Goals for Job Creation, a Balanced Budget and Reforming Entitlements

Argument in favor

These goals will help ensure the solvency of critical entitlement programs and help grow the economy. America can't afford to not pursue these objectives.

Billmary's Opinion
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10/24/2016
Any smartly run business or organizational group sets goals before they act on them. Why would I expect anything less of our government? In the long run you are more efficient and have a better ability to cut costs. Mary
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AndrewGVN's Opinion
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12/09/2015
I don't see what's wrong with securing crucial federal programs and creating energy efficient jobs in the United States. However, I want to see more happening than just setting goals for this, this needs to go through!
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Robert's Opinion
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10/24/2016
I hope that "reforming" doesn't mean cutting or eliminating
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Argument opposed

These are great ideals, but Congress should really be focusing on passing the legislation that will make them reality rather than wasting time with setting goals.

LibertyForAll's Opinion
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12/22/2015
Government does not create wealth, they confiscates it. Only the private sector provides and creates wealth. Its an empirical fact that Government, through regulation, manipulation, coercion do nothing but stun growth and decimate markets... Cut the credit card and watch the Free Market correct DC's detriments.
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jrs333's Opinion
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11/04/2015
And now I hear that Congress just stole 160 billion from SS. That is not the government's GD money. That money belongs to the American workers. This has been going on since the 1960's and has Congress redeemed a single IOU given to SS. Not you money. Stay away from it. You are spending money that does not belong to you and it is the American worker who will have to pay it back, not you crooks.
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Barkley's Opinion
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10/24/2016
We already do this, they just blow these things way out of proportion and politicians end up using them for political gain. You know spend a $100,000,000 to build 3 houses for the homeless. Government has no limits, and they have incentive to spend money, it's how they get re-elected. Whether it's businesses getting favors in exchange for favorable government contract or conditions, or for those that directly benefit from sort of social welfare project. The only controlling mechanism of this is congress itself. And congress already got the trade to play game down. So it's a insane spiraling circle that is completing out of control and no one on the outside has any idea the level of money that is being spent that in unnecessary. I bet fewer then 30% of the taxes every person pays goes to service that in which they don't need. The other 70% Is going to politician projects and welfare services. So the middle class is getting screwed royally. They receive no benefit of the welfare programs, and they aren't major share holders of large companies getting expensive contracts which is basically just a transfer back to the politicians funds or foundation. This really need to stOp. We need plans for governments reduction period!!!! I will vote for any candidate, that goes to Washington for one goal only, reduce government size.
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    Any smartly run business or organizational group sets goals before they act on them. Why would I expect anything less of our government? In the long run you are more efficient and have a better ability to cut costs. Mary
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    Government does not create wealth, they confiscates it. Only the private sector provides and creates wealth. Its an empirical fact that Government, through regulation, manipulation, coercion do nothing but stun growth and decimate markets... Cut the credit card and watch the Free Market correct DC's detriments.
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    And now I hear that Congress just stole 160 billion from SS. That is not the government's GD money. That money belongs to the American workers. This has been going on since the 1960's and has Congress redeemed a single IOU given to SS. Not you money. Stay away from it. You are spending money that does not belong to you and it is the American worker who will have to pay it back, not you crooks.
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    About time!
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    We already do this, they just blow these things way out of proportion and politicians end up using them for political gain. You know spend a $100,000,000 to build 3 houses for the homeless. Government has no limits, and they have incentive to spend money, it's how they get re-elected. Whether it's businesses getting favors in exchange for favorable government contract or conditions, or for those that directly benefit from sort of social welfare project. The only controlling mechanism of this is congress itself. And congress already got the trade to play game down. So it's a insane spiraling circle that is completing out of control and no one on the outside has any idea the level of money that is being spent that in unnecessary. I bet fewer then 30% of the taxes every person pays goes to service that in which they don't need. The other 70% Is going to politician projects and welfare services. So the middle class is getting screwed royally. They receive no benefit of the welfare programs, and they aren't major share holders of large companies getting expensive contracts which is basically just a transfer back to the politicians funds or foundation. This really need to stOp. We need plans for governments reduction period!!!! I will vote for any candidate, that goes to Washington for one goal only, reduce government size.
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    I don't see what's wrong with securing crucial federal programs and creating energy efficient jobs in the United States. However, I want to see more happening than just setting goals for this, this needs to go through!
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    Absolutely, we should set goals, and elected officials should be judged base on those goals on a national scale.
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    I want to know why Congress hasn't ALREADY done this?! Instead of stupid stuff like dance day and other "feel good, do nothing" measures! We the People are paying them big bucks, and what are we getting for our money?! Debt, regulations, more taxes, and LOSS OF FREEDOMS! This is NOT what the Revolutionary War was fought for! This is what the first Americans fought AGAINST! How many people remember what it's like to live in a free Republic?! There's a whole generation growing up being brainwashed into THINKING they're free, but the last 7 years have forced on us the most REPRESSIVE government this nation has ever seen!
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    Goals for our employees. I like it. Goals need a time line and a consequence for failure
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    I hope that "reforming" doesn't mean cutting or eliminating
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    Goals. schmoals. I suspect this is another grandiose waste of money!!! Goals are great, you need to have an end point in mind so you end up where you want to be. That said, the past many congresses seem to have only had the goal of hurting American citizens, while enriching themselves, as much as possible. We have had no immigration reform, no jobs bill, no decent veterans bill, no agreement on climate change. Congress has spent a gazillion taxpayer dollars on bills they knew would never survive a presidential veto and/or investigating issues that were either non-issues or you already had the information or no one in the committee bothered to understand how the issue in question actually worked--the Benghazi committee apparently didn't think it necessary to understand how the Department of State conducts business. And no one on the Planned Parenthood committee bothered to find out how women's healthcare is delivered in America. I am completely skeptical that anything is different with this bill no matter how bipartisan!
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    Are we in the business of New Years resolutions now? How about passing legislation to make these goals come to pass instead of just declaring were going to do it without spelling out how.
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    We should at least have some standards to set for economic growth. However, we must be careful when setting the metrics- we cannot allow only growth in specific areas we measure.
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    Let the private sector create jobs. The government should get out of the way. And we need a balanced budget now, not 14 years from now.
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    The government doesn't grow the economy (innovation does...the government just steals innovators' money). Social Security and Medicare are already insolvent. And the only way to become energy independent is to get out of the way and let innovators innovate. Congress needs to focus on repealing laws and regulations that create barriers to entry and hinder entrepreneurship, stifle job growth, tax employers and employees into oblivion, and trap businesses' money overseas. Make America open for business again!
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    Except SS and Medicare are not entitlements, they are invested money the working class puts into for retirement. Accepting them as entitlements means retirees are getting something for nothing which is far from the truth!!!
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    We need to have an idea to where we are going, regardless of where we go. We cannot just do whatever and hope things change. Every successful business and school have goals, why shouldn't the government?
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    Everything starts with a goal, I suppose, but we could use some action.
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    The fact that they don't already have goals set to resolve these issues is scary
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    Ya seems reasonable to have goals for something like this. Like we make goals for ourselves in our lives to advance our lives in many different ways so it only seems reasonable for our government to have goals for creating jobs, balancing the budget and making our country energy independent.
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