Your thoughts on government cuts

Your thoughts on government cuts

There are 9083 comments on the www.cnn.com story from Apr 9, 2011, titled Your thoughts on government cuts. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

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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sick of better than u peo

Beckley, WV

#23 Apr 9, 2011
Read most of this. Some made sence some didn't. Wrong time to cut spending. If you you are broke cut back. High oil prices. Get over it I think it is time for your President to take the blame if you can't change in 2 1/2 years you not going to and why should he it helps his Muslim Brothers. Tax breaks for the rich. The rich owns the companies we work and if they can't show a profit then the layoff then nothing is settled but sending our jods off to outher countries

“ain't she sweet?”

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#24 Apr 10, 2011
deezknutz wrote:
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?
I will start with the caveat that I have no use or respect for Obama and think both Bush Sr and Jr drove this country into the ground. That said, as evidenced by the below links, under the Clinton admin there was a balanced budget and a surplus; compliments of the war mongering Bush duo who catered to the rich at the expense of this country's middle class and working poor they turned a surplus into a huge deficit which was handed yo Obama the day after his coronation.

Politicians these days don't give two hoots about the average American
worker or small business. They are interested in money and power and stsyong in office. The repubs claim they want less government interfering in personal lives, yet constantly shove their moral agenda down people's throats ( http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/4615677-474/... ) and steal money from social programs to pay for endless wars. By any and all means the president, dems and repubs will continue to chip away at and screw the middle class until it no longer exists.

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/during_...

http://m.current.com/news-and-politics/891450...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/business/ec...
Karazme

Hamburg, Germany

#25 Apr 10, 2011
Democrats didn't come up with a budget last year when they were in full control. Obama needs to grow a pair and learn that being a president is more than a campaign. I am one of those military stationed overseas that he said he would veto legislation to keep us paid during the shutdown on Thursday.... why in the heck would you scare all of those people who are out in Afgan and Iraq and now possibly Lybia? Alot of them got on to gov site mypay and it said they were getting only pay from the 1 to 8th of the month on the 15th.... How were all these dependents gonna fair while their dad, mom, wife, hubby was out in a war zone and they can't pay their rent or buy food? And yet he and congress were gonna get paid.....Thank god the republicans stepped in and said enough is enough..... Remember this ,,,all of this mess the budget, possible shutdown, the stupid comments, and lack of knowledge period about running a country... 2012 can not get here fast enough.....

Proud AF Family
insomniac

New Hope, VA

#26 Apr 10, 2011
Jim Hayden wrote:
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
Hmmmm. President, huh? That's pretty ambitious of you. But, hell, with things going the way they are, get on the ticket and you just may get my vote! Lord knows we have had to choose between the lesser of two evils in past elections!

“WHERE's DA JOBS Boehner? ”

Since: Dec 08

Carswell Hollow, W.Va.

#28 Apr 10, 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.
It is the Republicans who are being elected on the bodies of the Unborn.. I would try and explain it, but don't think you are ready to hear it.. Maybe after the Death Panels the Republicans were talking about a couple years ago are established by the Republicans you may change your mind. Don't forget it is the Republicans who are fighting to take away Medicaid coverage for children who really need it and Medicare from the Elderly and the Disabled who some times have to choose between eating and medication or skipping the Doctors Appointment that could save their life. Oh yeah did I mention the Birth Control Pills they wanna take back and care for pregnant women they are wanting to take away?

I didn't mention the want to starve the National Health Care Act of needed funds which will do away with the Act or don't you want the Free Loaders who go to the ER not to purchase Health Insurance or pay the Charges for the ER putting the cost on the rest of us?

You need to think before you say anything else because the Republicans are not interested in you or your problems unless you are making $250,000.00 a year.. Then they will fight for you not to pay your fair share of taxes putting the burden on everyone who earns less then $250,000.00 via Welfare for the Rich.
Dem Scum

Houston, TX

#29 Apr 10, 2011
The only thing the corrupt kenyan communist and his National Socialist Democratic party have "cut" is the cheese.

And it reeks.
serfs up

Plano, TX

#31 Apr 10, 2011
Tony Clifton wrote:
The idiot conservatives threatened to shut down the government over their lies about abortion funding with Planned Parenthood. Boehner is a lying pawn of the Tea Party and is a threat to American values. His wanting to gut the EPA is proof that he is sleeping with corporate America.
Boehner is looking more and more like one of you. It looks like the lies are starting again....or they never left. The things he at least said are needed. It is not mean or evil. It is why you are standing her today in America. Probably living better then 90% of the world. Our real employment problem is bad. Open up the lands decreed to the American people and not the government for resource allocations. Break up massive monopolies and make sure the people can invest in funds in this endeavour. and if found the elitists have circumvented this, bring them to the woodshed and end it. Freaking end it! Our forefathers whether you hate them or love them conquered this continent. The land is ours. This is a bad downturn. Use the land to create jobs and bring stability back to America. Who the hell do we owe overseas to stop this?
Old Coal Miner

Huntington, WV

#32 Apr 10, 2011
WE need to cut all the foreign aid that we give to other countries. How stupid is it to borrow money from China and distribute it to other nations while we destroy our own country by continuing to go in debt?
Blackhawk

Masontown, WV

#33 Apr 10, 2011
Bush wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
MAYBE just maybe IF the democrats (liberals) would open up Anwar, open up MORE offshore drilling off of Florida and California, develope North Datoka and Montana oil, INSTEAD of Obama's brillint idea of loaning Brazil three BILLION dollars drill off of THEIR coast and tell them we want to be their major customer, the "REPUBLICANS" wouldn't feel the need to "protect" OUR oil industy....Which would create AMERICAN jobs and create wealth for the lower and middle classes..(and even higher)...
The environment is important of course, but let's get some balance and common sense here....The Dems. plan is use wind and sunshine, while the rest of the world wants to PRODUCE something while WE want to buy everything from everyone else with NO MONEY, since we are now BROKE. Than sure makes a lot of sense huh?
Their IS a correlation between Clinton blowing up a couple of tents with million dollar missles, and an invasion of two countries....The last two cost MONEY also...Afghanistan was basically a no choice situation......Iraq MAY have been bone headed and a mistake, but HISTORY rarely judges any action quickly...Time will tell on that one.
Blackhawk

Masontown, WV

#34 Apr 10, 2011
Jim Hayden wrote:
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
LOL...Interesting but most of this is just flat wrong...Best read the old Constitution again...:)
Blackhawk

Masontown, WV

#35 Apr 10, 2011
Tony Clifton wrote:
The idiot conservatives threatened to shut down the government over their lies about abortion funding with Planned Parenthood. Boehner is a lying pawn of the Tea Party and is a threat to American values. His wanting to gut the EPA is proof that he is sleeping with corporate America.
The EPA does do good things..they really do...but they are choking us to death.....IF we have a flood, we can't even dredge the nearest creek, because some minnnow or crawfish might get killed....IT doesn't matter that forty years ago, people did this, and guess what?...WE still had minnows and crawfish in the creeks, and LESS flooding ..Amazing huh?
Blackhawk

Masontown, WV

#36 Apr 10, 2011
Frigate Jones wrote:
<quoted text>
It is the Republicans who are being elected on the bodies of the Unborn.. I would try and explain it, but don't think you are ready to hear it.. Maybe after the Death Panels the Republicans were talking about a couple years ago are established by the Republicans you may change your mind. Don't forget it is the Republicans who are fighting to take away Medicaid coverage for children who really need it and Medicare from the Elderly and the Disabled who some times have to choose between eating and medication or skipping the Doctors Appointment that could save their life. Oh yeah did I mention the Birth Control Pills they wanna take back and care for pregnant women they are wanting to take away?
I didn't mention the want to starve the National Health Care Act of needed funds which will do away with the Act or don't you want the Free Loaders who go to the ER not to purchase Health Insurance or pay the Charges for the ER putting the cost on the rest of us?
You need to think before you say anything else because the Republicans are not interested in you or your problems unless you are making $250,000.00 a year.. Then they will fight for you not to pay your fair share of taxes putting the burden on everyone who earns less then $250,000.00 via Welfare for the Rich.
NONSENSE

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#37 Apr 10, 2011
History has already judged. It was/is a multi trillion dollar mistake. There were no WMD in Iraq so the entire premise was BS. As for Afghanistan, it wasn't a mistake to go, but it is a mistake to stay.

All this talk about who is at fault for the deficit has to include the full cost of these two wars without purpose or end.
Blackhawk wrote:
<quoted text>MAYBE just maybe IF the democrats (liberals) would open up Anwar, open up MORE offshore drilling off of Florida and California, develope North Datoka and Montana oil, INSTEAD of Obama's brillint idea of loaning Brazil three BILLION dollars drill off of THEIR coast and tell them we want to be their major customer, the "REPUBLICANS" wouldn't feel the need to "protect" OUR oil industy....Which would create AMERICAN jobs and create wealth for the lower and middle classes..(and even higher)...
The environment is important of course, but let's get some balance and common sense here....The Dems. plan is use wind and sunshine, while the rest of the world wants to PRODUCE something while WE want to buy everything from everyone else with NO MONEY, since we are now BROKE. Than sure makes a lot of sense huh?
Their IS a correlation between Clinton blowing up a couple of tents with million dollar missles, and an invasion of two countries....The last two cost MONEY also...Afghanistan was basically a no choice situation......Iraq MAY have been bone headed and a mistake, but HISTORY rarely judges any action quickly...Time will tell on that one.

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#38 Apr 10, 2011
Also, wind and solar power are not without job creating benefits. Wind turbines, solar panels, and power storage devices are a growing business. Long term storage battery technology is a big developing business.

“Of Course I Can”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#39 Apr 10, 2011
Blackhawk wrote:
<quoted text>MAYBE just maybe IF the democrats (liberals) would open up Anwar, open up MORE offshore drilling off of Florida and California, develope North Datoka and Montana oil, INSTEAD of Obama's brillint idea of loaning Brazil three BILLION dollars drill off of THEIR coast and tell them we want to be their major customer, the "REPUBLICANS" wouldn't feel the need to "protect" OUR oil industy..
This might get the award for the silliest thing I've ever read. Help me understand this...are you saying that those mean old democrats are the reason why trillions of dollars of oil company profits go untaxed every year while the ever-shrinking middle class continues to be taxed to death?
Mid Atlantic

Miami Beach, FL

#40 Apr 10, 2011
De fund PP close PP No more tax dollars to PP
last month MSNBC did a hidden video in a PP clinic in NJ.
It was recorded that Pimps are using PP to get abortions and birth control methods for under age hookers. 13 to 15.
No tax payers money for PP
You want these services pay for it out of your own pocket. Not the tax payers
Over 300 Million Federal dollars going to a clinic which supports under age prostitutes. This is disgusting and immoral
Everything should be on the table to be cut except the military and defense.
Do NOT RAISE the debt limit.
Congress will be back in session in debates soon to do 2011 budget soon.
Trillions will have to be cut or China will own the US
Mid Atlantic

Miami Beach, FL

#41 Apr 10, 2011
Blackhawk wrote:
<quoted text>The EPA does do good things..they really do...but they are choking us to death.....IF we have a flood, we can't even dredge the nearest creek, because some minnnow or crawfish might get killed....IT doesn't matter that forty years ago, people did this, and guess what?...WE still had minnows and crawfish in the creeks, and LESS flooding ..Amazing huh?
The EPA are the MOST LAZY group in the government.CUT THEM
EP intervention is done by the private sector.
Groups as Save the Bay, Save the Environment, Recycle America

All private groups that are working on environmental control.

eliminate the EPA, What intervention did they have on the BP oil spill LITTLE
lapit

Lincoln Park, MI

#42 Apr 10, 2011
Dem Scum wrote:
<quoted text>
What a crock of shit.
Are you on drugs, or just stupid?
I'm disappointed in you. You post sooo many right-wing propagandist links why not find one to contradict what this person is saying. or better yet use your own words. from what I could tell he was pretty accurate in his description of your party of the rich. Are you merely a copy/paste type or can you think for yourself?
Blackhawk

Masontown, WV

#43 Apr 10, 2011
Sundog512 wrote:
<quoted text>
This might get the award for the silliest thing I've ever read. Help me understand this...are you saying that those mean old democrats are the reason why trillions of dollars of oil company profits go untaxed every year while the ever-shrinking middle class continues to be taxed to death?
I'm saying what I said.. Are you having comprehension problems?
lapit

Lincoln Park, MI

#44 Apr 10, 2011
Mid Atlantic wrote:
De fund PP close PP No more tax dollars to PP
last month MSNBC did a hidden video in a PP clinic in NJ.
It was recorded that Pimps are using PP to get abortions and birth control methods for under age hookers. 13 to 15.
No tax payers money for PP
You want these services pay for it out of your own pocket. Not the tax payers
Over 300 Million Federal dollars going to a clinic which supports under age prostitutes. This is disgusting and immoral
Everything should be on the table to be cut except the military and defense.
Do NOT RAISE the debt limit.
Congress will be back in session in debates soon to do 2011 budget soon.
Trillions will have to be cut or China will own the US
I will agree with that if we cut all tax breaks and shelters for corporate America if even one of them is corrupt. you see your logic is flawed. Turn off fox news! think for yourself for once!

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