Moneymoneygopstatebudgetshortfalls

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 07:12 AM

GOP States have serious budget shoftfalls, mine has an almost Billion $ deficit:

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-oklahoma-budget-shortfall-nearly-900-million-report-2016-12

'Like other states including Alaska and Louisiana that rely on the oil and gas sector for employment and tax revenues, Oklahoma is facing fiscal pressures that defy quick fixes.

In 2014, the collapse of oil prices contributed to a massive $1.3 billion budget deficit, which led the state to declare "revenue failure" in 2015, which triggered automatic across the board spending cuts.'

The GOP legislators are raising taxes for every item they can, & giving nothing back to the taxpayers.

Question, being that states can't print more $$$, where do the shortfalls for Trump's lack of Medicaid reimbursement come from ?

Like other states, we're not getting any younger.

Like it or not your taxes will be raised, & Trump & the GOP will now own these TAX INCREASES !

After what GOP politico should these tax increases be named ?


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Reply GOP States have serious budget shoftfalls, mine has an almost Billion $ deficit: (Original post)
RATFINK_5.0 Mar 2017 OP
DDKick Mar 2017 #1
RATFINK_5.0 Mar 2017 #2
Maine Mar 2017 #3
RATFINK_5.0 Mar 2017 #4
Maine Mar 2017 #5
Ravenquills Mar 2017 #6
uncledad Mar 2017 #7
Ravenquills Mar 2017 #8
uncledad Mar 2017 #9
Ravenquills Mar 2017 #10
uncledad Mar 2017 #11
oflguy Mar 2017 #12

Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Original post)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 07:29 AM

1. There is a simple solution

CUT SPENDING

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Response to DDKick (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 07:41 AM

2. We have. We are. Taxes are being raised everywhere ...

So please tell this to GOP, who now OWN these tax increases.

So whom in the GOP should we name these TAX INCREASES after ?

TRUMP TAXES ?

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Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Original post)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 07:49 AM

3. Maine has a 1 billion surplus under the GOP..

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Response to Maine (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 08:21 AM

4. Good. Does Maine tie tax revenues to current market prices for oil ?

We do.

Maybe we can increase gas taxes nation wide
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Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 08:52 AM

5. How about just cutting taxes and services?

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Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Original post)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 10:45 AM

6. An obvious solution

that i have not seen anyone even suggest.

Lets cut administrative costs. Please explain to me why when i go to the local social security office there are always five or six people wandering around who never seem to have an appointment with anyone or actually talk to anyone. I have sat in that office for over an hour and watched them through the glass windows and they don't appear to be doing ANYTHING.

When you call the federal or state government you get put on hold, your calls get misdirected, they have complicated menus and you can almost never get a real person on the phone. When you do they cannot answer a question about something their own department is supposed to handle. Lets get rid of those people. A perfect example is when the IRS call center people tell you they cannot answer tax questions WTF aren't they in charge of the rules? So your tax dollars pay their salaries and they make the rules but they cannot answer a question or give advice about how to follow them????? toreiterate WHAT THE FUCK!!!!

The worst ting we ever did was unionize state and federal employees. It places our public servants the people who are supposed to be serving public, in an adversarial relationship to us. We could rid of the cronyism and actually hire people based on competency. Federal and state employees should have proper performance reviews and we should be able to fire them. Until we can do those things costs will continue to spiral out of control because there is no incentive to keep them down. I would rather pay one competent person a high salary than three incompetent people a lower salary

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Response to Ravenquills (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:30 AM

7. Cut administrative costs

Can we start with Congress?

Both the SS Administration and IRS are federal.

SS has case officers in offices to process claims and disputes, not to service the front desk. It's a division of labor that people do not understand. Most SS offices do not have enough front desk staff.

The IRS is not user friendly and that's intentional. Tax advice is left to accounts and the private sector. The IRS can not offer advice or recommend what you can or not claim beyond the instruction of IRS publications. Congress wants it that way.

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Response to uncledad (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:51 AM

8. I would be okay with that

Except that are at least in theory supposed to be our representatives in federal government. To be precise The House of Representatives is supposed to represent the people and the Senate is supposed to be representing the interests of the states.

Congress may be proof of the idea that individually we are brilliant but collectively we are morons.

I know that both are federal but the same issues that plague the federal administration of social security and the IRS also plague the administration of state tax bureaus and state child and family services bureaus My point being we have far too much "procedure" and not enough actual accountability to provide services and this procedure is driving up costs without actually delivering any services.

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Response to Ravenquills (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:06 PM

9. Congress may be proof of the idea that individually we are brilliant but collectively we are morons.

Ain't that the truth!!

Measuring accountability. Cross claiming a former spouses' SS or reviewing a disability appeal can be time consuming. Trying to decipher hand writing. Birth certificates with different dates for the same person. Partial information and incomplete files waiting for updates from the filer.

The reason I know about some of this is because this is what my sister does. Every time there's a budget cut or a retirement and loss of a trained experienced employee or policy change, none of that stops the work load; according to her.

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Response to uncledad (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 03:44 PM

10. None of that stops the work load

I can see that. The fact is the process that makes up the workload is in many ways completely broken and therefore it costs us a fortune and results in the problems your sister and her coworkers have.

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Response to Ravenquills (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 04:51 PM

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Response to RATFINK_5.0 (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 09:02 AM

12. If the Feds could legally print money we wouldn't be 20 trillion in debt

Obama did it illegally and he STILL acquired more debt than any other president

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