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How can we the people put an end to wasteful federal government spending?

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I don't think we really can. Although we're called a democracy, we don't have as much say in what goes on as we choose to or seem to believe. It's the sad truth, but...

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Representative democracy *sigh*
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That's not exactly something we have control over.

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I am assuming hardback.
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Yes please. :) Phone die?
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Yep. This was the easiest way.
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We are doing it now...less money for education, public safety, the citizen in general to live a productive and healthy life.

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Vested interests make waste appear to be progress. A fundamental change in our representation structure and legislation system may be in order. I'd also like to know how to make this happen.

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One of the biggest things people complain about is Medicare.I don't think people realize that the problem isn't the program but the fact that the standard American diet is making everyone sick.So educate people about proper nutrition .People can buy coke with food stamps.It's ridiculous.

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The monster must be fed.

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Simple: do NOT join the armed forces. No soldiers - no military. Result: hundreds of billions saved on defense costs. Budget problems solved.

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Friggin brilliant! Who do you think will invade us first?
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That isn't likely to happen, but if it did, then the Selective Service would commence drafting eligible conscripts.
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Sorry but the DOD should not take the brunt of the cuts.

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oarkergreatdane

When voting comes up again, VOTE! If you don't vote, you have no right to complain.

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Our voting system doesn't give us access to this kind of change. Politicians must work within the system. Any candidate who speaks of sweeping changes can never hope to get past the primaries in a party that has a chance of winning. This is, to me, a major source of the problem.
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And once they get to DC, they become part of the problem, no matter what their intentions were.
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That's a bit stereotypical. There are a few that remain steadfast to their convictions and standards.
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Not really. They mostly fall into step with the system
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The government is by the people, for the people. We certainly do have a say in the way our great country is led. To be terse though, if you want the course of our nation to change, you can't be a chameleon. You have to decide, for yourself, your beliefs and then make them known. If you are truly concerned about our country's out-of-control spending (as am I), you have to protest and speak out and make your voice heard! That's the problem with America, we have become so consumed with our own little world that we have lost sight of the bigger picture. Look at Martin Luther King, Jr. For example. He is so well known because he had the guts to stand up and fight for what he felt was right! He was the role model, the figure, that inspired so many to stand up for their beliefs. And look how he, they, conquered. They made their voice known and accomplished so much. We can do the same if we will put the effort in! Talk with people you know and those who hold the same perspective as you and hold meetings addressing your real concern about the path our government is taking, write to senators, representatives. Don't let this crucially important matter pass by without action.

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Get people off the dole, as long as we have leeches who out vote and procreate us there will always be wasteful spending.

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Yes, and we are outnumbered!
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Elect all Republicans in the future elections.

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