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The absurdity of the GOP position on spending


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#1    questionmark

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

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Republicans continue insisting today that the only acceptable way of averting the sequester is to replace its scheduled spending cuts with nothing but more spending cuts elsewhere. No new revenues. Period, full stop.

President Obama continues to demand a mix of spending cuts and new revenues via the closing of loopholes, and yesterday he called on Congress to agree on a short term package of cuts and tax reforms to temporarily delay the sequester cuts, since they could cripple the recovery. GOP leaders shot this down, because they continue to refuse to countenance any new revenues. As John Boehner put it today: “The American people believe that the tax question has been settled.”

Meanwhile, other Republicans are taking other steps to avoid agreeing to new revenues. Republicans on the Senate and House Armed Services Committee will unveil a plan today to avert the sequester for one year by paying for it with … a 10 percent across the board reduction in the federal workforce. (That would do wonders for the recovery.)

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Hmmm... a little more of the same expecting a different outcome?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

Obama says we have no spending problem...in fact, the solution to this bad economy is to increase the yearly deficeit from 1 Trillion to 2+ Trillion dollars.  Obama has allowed the Repubs to dictate the pace of this recovery.  It is time to bury the conservative party and go full force with the socialism of this country.   Spend more Obama, um, um, um, spend more Obama, um, um, um.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:51 AM

This years budget is actually under a trillion dollars! http://www.foxnews.c...854b-this-year/


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:54 AM

Republicans are not going to go along with Obamas plan because he wants additional tax revenue included with spending cuts. In essence a double dip on the taxing of America.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:14 AM

Personally, I think all forms of foreign aid and any troop activity that isn't essential should be cut from the budget until we're not in so much debt.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:04 AM

View PostPyridium, on 06 February 2013 - 10:37 PM, said:

Obama says we have no spending problem...in fact, the solution to this bad economy is to increase the yearly deficeit from 1 Trillion to 2+ Trillion dollars.

why do you lie like this? the CBO just scored next year. We are on course to have 840 some billion. A huge decrease, not an increase of anything.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:05 AM

View PostWickian, on 07 February 2013 - 02:14 AM, said:

Personally, I think all forms of foreign aid and any troop activity that isn't essential should be cut from the budget until we're not in so much debt.

but foreign aid is a piddling percentage of the federal budget. But I agree that the Pentagon could use some major cuts

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:08 AM

The White House failed to produce a budget on time again this year. The 4th year in a row.

So how can you speculate a decrease without a budget ?

Im curious.

http://www.usatoday....carney/1890775/


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:33 AM

View PostAsteroidX, on 07 February 2013 - 03:08 AM, said:

The White House failed to produce a budget on time again this year. The 4th year in a row.

So how can you speculate a decrease without a budget ?

Im curious.

http://www.usatoday....carney/1890775/

The white house isn't supposed to do the budget.  Financing is the job of congress.  All he can do is ask congress for money.   He is, however, late on submitting his requests.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:41 AM

Oh, and to answer your question.  It is the Congressional Budget Office that figured the 840 billion.  Basically a bunch of bean counters that figure the amount going in and the amount going out and what not.  They are the ones that provide economic data to congress.

Edited by Gromdor, 07 February 2013 - 03:41 AM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:48 AM

View Postquestionmark, on 06 February 2013 - 10:15 PM, said:

Hmmm... a little more of the same expecting a different outcome?

Umm... that would describe the Obama party position on spending. After 4 years of wild deficit spending without results (quadrupling the national debt in the process), the solution is..... MORE deficit spending.

As you hint yourself, that is the definition of lunacy in itself.

But pandering politicians of all stripes have always loved Lord Keynes (although of course they never understood him).

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:42 AM

Legalise and tax Marijuana and you'll have all the extra revenue you need.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:46 AM

View PostCradle of Fish, on 07 February 2013 - 04:42 AM, said:

Legalise and tax Marijuana and you'll have all the extra revenue you need.

I have said this a million times i dont smoke it,but the money it would bring in along with industrial hemp would be mind blowing!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:05 AM

Since Obama took office he spends money like its water and he got us in this mess he has 9 no clue on how to run America and the Obama bots put him in for another 4 years.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

View PostCradle of Fish, on 07 February 2013 - 04:42 AM, said:

Legalise and tax Marijuana and you'll have all the extra revenue you need.

But that would go against the "no tax increase agreement" many Republicans signed.

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