Your thoughts on government cuts

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President Barack Obama signed a short-term funding extension on Saturday hours after Democrats and Republicans narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the federal government by agreeing on the measure and a budget deal.

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“Topix Administration”

Since: Aug 09

Palo Alto, Ca

#1 Apr 9, 2011
Is 38.5 million cut back enough or do you think the Republicans should have held out and let government shut down trying to get more cut? Who won this battle?
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#2 Apr 9, 2011
I think the politicians won and the american people lost. Hopefully the tea party will primary some more RINOS in 2012 and get some people with some political courage in there. The career politicans on both side of the aisle are destroying this country. The democrats showed once again that the most important thing to them in this world is the right to kill unborn children. They were willing to give in on almost everything but planned parenthood.

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warden

Ashburn, VA

#3 Apr 9, 2011
It's not about winng battle,it's about what's right for america,to get us out of the mess we are in.Thank god it's only short term,maybe they can work out the difference and come out with a good budget.
XXX

Dickson, TN

#4 Apr 9, 2011
Top Mod 8 wrote:
Is 38.5 million cut back enough or do you think the Republicans should have held out and let government shut down trying to get more cut? Who won this battle?
Not trying to be a jerk, but I believe that should have read billions, not millions. The next thing will be a major tax increase.

Since: Aug 08

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#5 Apr 9, 2011
capitalist pig wrote:
I think the politicians won and the american people lost. Hopefully the tea party will primary some more RINOS in 2012 and get some people with some political courage in there. The career politicans on both side of the aisle are destroying this country. The democrats showed once again that the most important thing to them in this world is the right to kill unborn children. They were willing to give in on almost everything but planned parenthood.
The $300 million that the government gives to Planned Parenthood goes to pay for cancer screenings and birth control for poor women....not for ABORTIONS. That is a completely separate division of PP that gets no money from the government. Furthermore, I think you and all conservatives know that.

I agree we need some people with political courage or this country is going down the tube. You can't cut government spending when we're coming out of a recession. The time to cut is when the economy is going strong....which is not now.
Bush

Belfry, KY

#7 Apr 9, 2011
Top Mod 8 wrote:
Is 38.5 million cut back enough or do you think the Republicans should have held out and let government shut down trying to get more cut? Who won this battle?
The figure was 38.5 BILLION with a "B" not million. Winner? There was no "winner", only a loser, the American people. Once again republiklans proved they are more concerned with implementing their radical social agenda and protecting their corporate masters than they are with helping the economy or the American people.

This will hopefully become even more clear to the vast majority when the idiot Ryan's budget is presented. Cut benefits for the sick and elderly while cutting taxes on the wealthy and corporations. You can't get a more stark contrast than that.
prepper

Irving, TX

#8 Apr 9, 2011
too little...too late
jack

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 9, 2011
Top Mod 8 wrote:
Is 38.5 million cut back enough or do you think the Republicans should have held out and let government shut down trying to get more cut? Who won this battle?
They should have allowed the democrats to shut down the government and finally cut the fat, we really didn't cut that much, we didn't even manage to trim the increases from last year, face it, things are over, we are going to be broke in a few years, there will be no safety net at all, no social security or medicare it will all be gone, but the democrats will be happy that is what they want, that is why they keep spending so much money.

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imaginaryfriend

Westland, MI

#10 Apr 9, 2011
We and the congress don't even yet know what's in this mess of stupid cuts. I say throw these small potatoes items out of the cuts and start over where the big money is. I agree with Bush above. The Military industrial Complex has huge amounts that need to be cut. Close the tax loopholes for multinational corporations, repeal the bush tax cuts, regulate Wall Street, do away with lobbyists, and get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. This will end the "disaster capitalism' that created this mess. Taking care of the welfare of citizens IS in the constitution.
Blackhawk

Beckley, WV

#11 Apr 9, 2011
imaginaryfriend wrote:
We and the congress don't even yet know what's in this mess of stupid cuts. I say throw these small potatoes items out of the cuts and start over where the big money is. I agree with Bush above. The Military industrial Complex has huge amounts that need to be cut. Close the tax loopholes for multinational corporations, repeal the bush tax cuts, regulate Wall Street, do away with lobbyists, and get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. This will end the "disaster capitalism' that created this mess. Taking care of the welfare of citizens IS in the constitution.
So is to provide for the common defense:)
Blackhawk

Beckley, WV

#12 Apr 9, 2011
Bush wrote:
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The figure was 38.5 BILLION with a "B" not million. Winner? There was no "winner", only a loser, the American people. Once again republiklans proved they are more concerned with implementing their radical social agenda and protecting their corporate masters than they are with helping the economy or the American people.
This will hopefully become even more clear to the vast majority when the idiot Ryan's budget is presented. Cut benefits for the sick and elderly while cutting taxes on the wealthy and corporations. You can't get a more stark contrast than that.
The initial figure the Republicans wanted cut was 61 billion was it not?....Owing literally TRILLIONS of dollars in debt and adding more,is what you can't get more "stark" than:)
wvit100

Clover, SC

#13 Apr 9, 2011
Well seeing as how we've given tax breaks to the wealthy and are now looking at balancing the budget on the backs of poor and middle class I'd have to say that the wealthy and Wall Street won.

Like Zappa said - "Government is the entertainment division of the military/industrial complex."
Bush

Belfry, KY

#15 Apr 9, 2011
Blackhawk wrote:
<quoted text>The initial figure the Republicans wanted cut was 61 billion was it not?....Owing literally TRILLIONS of dollars in debt and adding more,is what you can't get more "stark" than:)
What you can't get any more stark than is the republiklans protection of oil industry tax breaks, and industry that has had record profits for over a decade, each year eclipsing the past. But while protecting that multi-national corporate welfare, they have no problem slashing any program benefiting lower and middle class Americans on issues ranging from student loans to women's health.
There isn't a spending problem, there's a revenue problem. Taxes have been slashed on the richest Americans and corporations while fighting 2 wars and providing an unfunded senior drug benefit (all under republiklan congress & president).

You can a direct coorelation with the loss of the budget surplus under Clinton and the return of budget deficits and record debt under Bush to the tax cuts initiated in 2001 and again in 2003. All you have to do is look.
Bush

Belfry, KY

#16 Apr 9, 2011
wvit100 wrote:
Well seeing as how we've given tax breaks to the wealthy and are now looking at balancing the budget on the backs of poor and middle class I'd have to say that the wealthy and Wall Street won.
Like Zappa said - "Government is the entertainment division of the military/industrial complex."
Exactly!!

Since: Feb 11

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#17 Apr 9, 2011
Do you even know what the budget is?

Do you know what the Dems have spent and borrowed?

I'm not defending either side but a 38 Billion cut is less than 2% of the budget.

Have your favorite politicians raised the budget more than 2% in the past 2 years?

Wonder why you're paying 4 dollars for a gallon of gas?

Maybe because they have spent so much money and have had to borrow from the communist to keep the government afloat. All this spending has DEVALUED the dollar. Just keep spending and printing more.

The more money you print, the more the paper loses value. That's why gas cost 4 dollars a gallon.

Our paper is almost worthless.
There are places in Europe that will not take American currency anymore.
Our dollar is so weak, that there are places in the United States that are now accepting currency from other countries because it's worth more than our shrinking dollar.

So just keep bad mouthing the republicans and spelling it with a K cause you sure cannot see the forest for the trees. Tell Joe and Jay to keep up the spending spree.

As I said in another post, OPEC is talking about not taking US dollars anymore because it's becoming worthless. Then you'll be real happy when gas is 8 to 10 dollars a gallon.

You you gonna blame then?

“One word says it all..........”

Since: Sep 08

Flathill

#18 Apr 9, 2011
What government cuts? I heard there was going to be a CUTDOWN but nothing happened.

Since: Nov 08

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#19 Apr 9, 2011
When they cut the EPA power to carbon tax us, then we will be making headway, not before. That is the single most insidious threat to our country, much worse than even Obamacare is.

“Topix Administration”

Since: Aug 09

Palo Alto, Ca

#20 Apr 9, 2011
XXX wrote:
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Not trying to be a jerk, but I believe that should have read billions, not millions. The next thing will be a major tax increase.
Sorry, that should be BILLIONS

Thanks!
Birth Control

Dayton, VA

#21 Apr 9, 2011
Maybe if they hired someone to stand out on the corners handing out condoms we wouldn't need so much funding for Planned Parenthood! Too many girls have figured out that the more kids you have, the bigger the monthly check! Who is footing the bill for the birth and subsequent care for all these children: the middle class. America is over-populated and cannot afford to keep providing for these people that are "working the system." I have a few in my family that have 3+ kids and most of them are from multiple fathers. This seems to be the current trend. I chose not to have kids because I was responsible enough to know that I cannot afford them. Or better yet, let's pass the drug test law for these welfare recipients! Fail a drug test, no welfare for you!

Since: Apr 07

Nashville, TN

#22 Apr 9, 2011
Under the Constitution the Congress CANNOT establish any form of federal law enforcement agencies or departments. That means we will be able to get rid of ALL of the federal law enforcement agencies.

Under the first Amendment the Congress is unable to establish any form of religion or religious activity. Since the care and feeding of the poor is a religious activity we are able to eliminate ALL public assistance and welfare programs.

Under the Constitution the Congress is NOT authorized to create a department of Defense or a Department of Education we can eliminate both of them as well.

Under the Constitution only the Congress is able to print and coin our money that takes care of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Under the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendments the collection of taxes bases solely upon a person's income using a person's personal and private documents and papers is unconstitutional which means we can get rid of the IRS too.

Not only that but the Constitution does not authorize the formation of an international government such as the United Nations by the Congress therefore we can remove ourselves from the UN and stop all payments to it.

By shifting the power from the Federal Government to the individual states we can cut the size of the Federal Government AND reduce our taxes thus giving us a balanced budget within 18 months of my taking office.

My name is Jim Hayden and I AM the next American President
...FB Jim Hayden for President 2012

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