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The three sacred entitlement cows in the room that no politician wants to poke are Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. A blinding statement of the obvious is that we are never going to get our financial house in order until these sacred entitlement cows are not only poked, but slaughtered. Until the slaughter is over, everything else is just taxation window dressing.

In addition to slaughtering the three sacred entitlement cows that consume a vast majority of the federal budget (and I use the term budget generously), let’s truly spread the pain around and raise taxes on everyone, including the nearly 50 percent of Americans who pay zero federal income taxes. Those Americans need to have some skin in the game, too. I recommend at least a 5 percent federal income tax bracket for them. The insane free ride needs to end.

Every federal agency and department should be required to take an immediate, real 15 percent cut in its budget — no funny accounting tricks, but a real 15 percent cut. Agency budgets then should be rolled back to their 2005 level before the end of 2013.

No tax-raising deal should be signed without including a balanced-budget amendment.

Let’s also stop the insanity by suspending the right to vote of any American who is on welfare. Once they get off welfare and are self-sustaining, they get their right to vote restored. No American on welfare should have the right to vote for tax increases on those Americans who are working and paying taxes to support them. That’s insane.

In addition to suspending a welfare recipient’s right to vote, we also need to get our voting system straightened out and eliminate voter fraud. We need to ensure that only Americans vote by requiring polling places to validate the identification of each voter.

It shouldn’t take a Motown guitar slayer to come up with these common-sense bargaining chips before taxes are raised on the producers, which will further choke the economy. How about it, GOP?

Ted Nugent, Washington Times 72 Comments [12/8/2012 5:34:02 PM]
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Darwin

Gutless chickenhawk. Shit your pants to avoid the draft, Ted. Never spent a minute in uniform. Expect other people to fight and die in the wars you want. Fuck you with an M-16, sideways.

12/8/2012 5:39:58 PM

Wehpudicabok

"Only people I like should be allowed to vote!" That's not how it works, Ted "Such On My Machine Gun, Hilary" Nugent.

12/8/2012 5:40:20 PM

moekosowl29

So you mean only white people should be allowed to vote, right, since voter ID laws actually target minorities?

12/8/2012 5:41:57 PM

Mad_Jester

And that's why you're a musician, Ted- you're not bright enough to be directly involved in politics. (Think about what that means for a second.) And you're sure as Hell nobody's economist. I mean, just how big a hammer do you need to hit these guys with before they realize that trickle-down economics DON'T work, HAVEN'T worked and CAN'T work unless the 'producers' are incorruptibly devoted to the common good (in other words, fictional characters?)

12/8/2012 5:49:51 PM

J. James

And we shall call it the "Recipe for Global Economic Collapse."

12/8/2012 5:56:29 PM

Dr. Shrinker

I am sure the GOP is just itching to take advice from a has-been musician. The same way they made a spectacle out doddering, senile actors like Charlton Heston and Clint Eastwood.

12/8/2012 6:06:17 PM

Filin De Blanc

People paid into Social Security and Medicare under the promise that they would get that money back. When you sign into something on the promise of getting money back and then you don't get it back, that's called a Ponzi scheme. It's fraud.

12/8/2012 6:06:23 PM

Canadia

Oh Teddy, you fucking nutcase.

12/8/2012 6:22:03 PM

dpareja

Congratulations. You've just fucked over your economy and cost your country what little respect it had left in the international community.

12/8/2012 6:40:43 PM

checkmate

entitlement cows in the room

Oh for Christ's sake, get your metaphors straight.

It's

a) "elephant in the room"

and

b) "sacred (entitlement) cow",

not "entitlement cows in the room".

12/8/2012 6:42:13 PM

Arctic Knight

I receive $3000/month from the federal government, does that mean I should not be allowed to vote?

Before you answer that, half of that is from my military retirement while the other half is from my military related disability compensation (I'm a retired, disabled veteran).

Oh, and one more thing, while I was serving on active duty, there was a time when I had to use food stamps in order to feed my family because, quite frankly, military members are not paid very much. Do you think I should have had my voting rights suspending while serving my country simply because I wasn't earning enough to feed my family and had to use food stamps?

Do you still think your plan is the right way to go? I'm guessing you don't care since you never served your country.

12/8/2012 7:00:26 PM

Raised by Horses

Yeah, you're not getting any more relevant, Ted, whether musically or politically.

Normally, I'd say a chickenhawk like yourself would crap himself during combat, but it looks like you already took care of that even before seeing the inside of a boot camp.

12/8/2012 7:07:45 PM

haha!

Oh ted, even acting like loon won't make your music better

12/8/2012 7:48:00 PM

Reynardine

That's a hell of a chunk of wisdom from a guy who used to shit his pants.

12/8/2012 8:13:45 PM



"No American on welfare should have the right to vote for tax increases on those Americans who are working and paying taxes to support them. That’s insane."

No wealthy 1% bastard should have the right to vote to strip away the social safety nets of millions of poor Americans who are just trying to improve their standard of living. THAT'S insane.

12/8/2012 8:29:26 PM

Hoplite

Philistine fruitcakes like Nugent always think they understand math and politics.

12/8/2012 8:32:32 PM

Rabbit of Caerbannog

Anyone who consumed massive amounts of junk food and defecated in his own pants to avoid service in 'Nam has some nerve calling anyone else insane.

Oh and "Wango Tango" makes "Come Sail Away" look badass by comparison. So suck on that arrow, Uncle Ted.

EDIT: The original post neglected to mention Ted Nugent once boned an underage girl. I sincerely regret the omission.

12/8/2012 8:34:48 PM

SpukiKitty

Mr. Crap-Pants-Fever strikes again....

...SO, THERE!

12/8/2012 8:41:35 PM

Hoplite

"No wealthy 1% bastard should have the right to vote to strip away the social safety nets of millions of poor Americans who are just trying to improve their standard of living. THAT'S insane."

That's exactly what they are trying to do today.

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/08/5_job_destroying_ceos_trying_to_fix_the_debt/

12/8/2012 8:42:17 PM

Fang

Ah, Ted, ted, I see the drugs continue to rot your brain.
1) The 50% you mention also include retirees, people on military pensions, etc.
2) These people may not pay federal taxes, but they pay PAYROLL taxes.
3) Suspending the right to vote for people is a hell of a slippery slope. Considering entitlement programs are temporary for most people, are you willing to turn the safety net into disenfranchisement?
4) Sure, let the GOP run with this voter-elimination ideal. It will further enshrine in people's minds how crazy they've become.

The fact this guy even gets a column is amazing. He's no expert, no authority, nothing. He isn't worth 1/1000 of a Krugman or a Nate Silver.




12/8/2012 9:06:59 PM

Sasha

Ted, just talk to the chair, 'cause nobody's interested in your fantasies.

12/8/2012 9:57:43 PM

Firewing

Shame on the Washington Times for giving this pants-soiling, underage-girl-touching, chicken-hawking refuse the time of day.

@SpukiKitty: mind if I borrow your nickname for this "musician"?

12/8/2012 10:19:14 PM

freako104

You're more relevant musically than politically Ted. Not by much.

12/8/2012 10:33:55 PM

Thinking Allowed

It shouldn’t take a Motown guitar slayer to come up with these common-sense bargaining chips...

Hey Ted, when you become a good guitar player, then we'll talk.

12/8/2012 10:41:39 PM

Doom Nugget

I love how so many conservatives talk about the people that are on welfare and don't pay federal income taxes like it's the other side only. If you look at a map and compare the states that recieve the most federal tax refunds, it's the red states of the former Confederacy. Mississippi is the worst, recieving almost $3 back for every $1 sent to Washington.

So any plans to limit votes for those who don't pay federal taxes would be a death-blow to the Republican party...not that the party is renowned for it's ability to think critically these days though.

12/8/2012 10:50:14 PM
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